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June 4, 2021 – Voters in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District chose a new representative to send to Washington. With the eyes of the national political crowd on Albuquerque and the rest of the district, Democratic candidate Melanie Stansbury ran away with the election, hitting the 60 percent mark over three conservative challengers. Ms. Stansbury portrayed her win as a symbolic victory for voting rights, for science and for women. The Line opinion panel talks takeaways from the special election for New Mexico’s CD1.  

Host: 
Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima public relations  
Dan Foley, former state representative  
Eric Griego, former state senator 

For More Information: 

Stansbury wins special election – NM Political Report 

Special Election Recap and Impacts on 2022 Midterms  – New Mexico in Focus Facebook Live  

Stansbury’s decisive CD1 win sets tone for Dems on national stage – Albuquerque Journal 

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins US House race in New Mexico – Associated Press