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The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

1315 Line Senate Race

October 11, 2019 – The election may be more than a year away, but the race to replace Senator Tom Udall is heating up. That is especially true for the democratic candidates, current U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. This week, Lujan announced he had raised more than a million dollars during the last fundraising period. That disclosure came before the filing deadline even arrived. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the money race, and the apparent split between the progressive and more moderate wings of the state democratic party.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM political report
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Lujan Raises More than $1 Million in Quarter for Senate BidAlbuquerque Journal

Could Toulouse Oliver be a Part of a Senate ‘Squad?’NM Political Report

The Line: Senator Tom Udall Won’t Seek Third Term

Tom Udall

March 29, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel examine the fallout from the news blast that resounded across the nation when U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced he would not seek re-election in 2020.

Line Panelists:
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Sen. Udall won’t run in 2020

Sen. Tom Udall won’t seek reelection in 2020

Udall will not run for reelection to U.S. Senate

Democratic Sen. Tom Udall won’t run for re-election in 2020

Udall will not seek a third term

Republican says he’s considering running for Udall’s seat in 2020

Senator Tom Udall Will Retire, Ending a Dynasty in the West

Who might run to replace Tom Udall in the Senate?

AG Hector Balderas not running for open U.S. Senate seat