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Congressional Candidate Conversations, Election Misinformation & NM’s Troubling Standardized Test Scores

This week on New Mexico in Focus, candidates for New Mexico’s third congressional district each explain their platforms ahead of election day. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland speaks with Democratic Incumbent Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez and Republican challenger Alexis Martinez Johnson about what kind of representation New Mexico needs in Washington. Plus, Gwyneth also sits with Rep. Melanie Stansbury who says this election year could be the most influential in recent history.  

The Line Opinion Panel discusses a recent announcement from the Secretary of State about election misinformation and the new security measures in place to maintain the integrity of everyone’s vote. The panel also explores new testing data that once again places New Mexico at the bottom of the country in several key areas, including reading and math.

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line opinion panel: 
Sophie Martin, attorney 
Tom Garrity, president, The Garrity Group Public Relations 
Leah Romero, reporter, Las Cruces Sun-News 


Candidate Conversations: Democratic Incumbent for District 3, Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez 
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland 
Guest: U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez, (D) New Mexico, District 3 

Candidate Conversations: Republican Challenger for District 3, Alexis Martinez Johnson 
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland 
Guest: Alexis Martinez Johnson, (R) Candidate for Congress, New Mexico, District 3 

Candidate Conversations: Democratic Incumbent for District 1, Rep. Melanie Stansbury 
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland 
Guest: U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, (D) New Mexico, District 1