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June 5, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel analyze some of the notable wins and losses in the New Mexico Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian primaries held this week. A group of progressives ousted key conservative Democrats in a handful of primaries, and the impact will change the state Senate, long considered a more conservative body than the House. Plus, two conservative Republicans ousted more moderate foes from their Senate seats. New Mexico’s federal races have also come into focus, and the group looks ahead to November. 

Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor   
Dan Foley, former state representative   
Laura E. Sanchez, attorney 

For More Information: 
NM Secretary of State Election Results 
Progressive Democrats defeat incumbents, with some races still pending NM Political Report 
Herrell Wins GOP primary, Will Face Torres Small Again for CD2 Seat in General ElectionNM Political Report 
Ronchetti Poised to Face Off Against Luján in NovemberSanta Fe New Mexican 
Leger Fernandez wins CD3 Democratic primaryNM Political Report 
Two political newcomers lead in commission primariesAlbuquerque Journal