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Weatherman Heats Up Senate Race | The Line

1328 Line Election Update

January 10, 2020 – This week saw the addition of two new Republican candidates into the race for retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s seat in New Mexico: businessman Louie Sanchez and former KRQE meteorologist Mark Ronchetti. NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs (subbing for Gene Grant) and The Line opinion panel examine the new energy in the Republican primary and whether Ben Ray Lujan will face a more robust challenge.

Line Panelists:
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For More Information:
Senate Race Gets More Crowded With Two More RepublicansNM Political Report

Republican Meteorologist Announces Campaign for U.S. SenateSanta Fe New Mexican

Pollster: Name Recognition Could Lift RonchettiAlbuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Business Owner Announces GOP Bid for U.S. SenateSanta Fe New Mexican

Fourth Republican Entering U.S. Senate RaceAlbuquerque Journal

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