Category Archives: Election Coverage

The Line: Twists And Turns In The Governor’s Race

Gov Race

November 2, 2018 – Our next governor will have a lot of issues to deal with, and both candidates have their own opinions on handling the budget surplus, reworking the state’s education system, and building relationships with the New Mexico Legislature, to name just a few.  Last-minute money has been pouring into the race for governor and attack ads are everywhere.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the race that may turn out to be closer than many first predicted.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

Further Reading:

Working with the Legislature will be key for next governor’s success

Candidates For Governor In New Mexico Offer Different Plans With Budget Surplus

Voter Targeting And Turnout

Voter Turnout

November 2, 2018 – The midterm election is just around the corner—it’s crunch time for campaigns, parties and civic groups to get out the vote—so it comes down, in part, to voter enthusiasm. Who are the candidates and the parties counting on to vote? With two high-profile Native and Hispanic women on the ballot, are identity politics driving votes? Correspondent Gwyneth Doland discusses voter targeting and turnout with two experts this week. 

Guests:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
Laurie Weahkee, executive director of the Native American Voters Alliance

Further Reading:
New guides provide election information for Native American votersFarmington Daily Times
New Mexico: A state of voter indifferenceThe Santa Fe New Mexican
Dem women could make big gains in New Mexico HouseThe Santa Fe New Mexican
These Candidates Could Make History in the 2018 MidtermsTime Magazine
Native American Voters Alliance
Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
NM Secretary of State Voter Information Page