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1337 Line Pre primary Results

March 13, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at outcomes from both the Republican and Democratic pre-primary conventions held over the past weekend. Up north, Teresa Leger Fernandez claimed an early victory over a deep field of Democratic candidates for the 3rd Congressional District ballot order. In Southern New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican Yvette Herrell doubled the totals of upstart opponent Claire Chase. The panel discusses surprises and expected outcomes, and debates how important a pre-primary is to an actual primary.  

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dan McKay, reporter, Albuquerque Journal 

For Further Reading:
New Mexico Conventions Set Primary Lineups for Congress Associated Press
Martinez, Ronchetti Top GOP Senate Candidates Albuquerque Journal
GOP delegates strongly support for Herrell for U.S. House  Santa Fe New Mexican
Dems favor Leger Fernandez by wide margin in CD3 race  Albuquerque Journal
3rd Congressional District Candidates Make Their Cases Santa Fe Reporter 

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