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April 23, 2021 – New Mexico’s next gubernatorial election is a year and a half away – not a long time when it comes to political campaigning. The New Mexico GOP is looking to unseat Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Last weekend, Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block was the first Republican to publicly announce his candidacy; GOP candidate Karen Bedonie joined the race this week. The Line opinion panel looks at the race that will try to unseat New Mexico’s current governor in 2022. 

Host: 
Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima public relations  
Serge Martinez, UNM Law professor  
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For More Information: 
Republican Commissioner Jay Block Enters Governor’s Race, Seeks GOP Nomination – Albuquerque Journal 
Karen Bedonie enters the race for governor of New Mexico Campaign ad, Bedonie for Governor
Lujan Grisham Raking in Funds for Reelection Campaign – Santa Fe New Mexican 
Dow Considering Run for Governor in 2022 – Santa Fe New Mexican