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The Line: The Heat Is On In New Mexico’s Governor’s Race

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August 31, 2018 – We’re days away from Labor Day, which traditionally signals the ramping up of political races.  A recent poll by the Emerson College in Boston shows a close race between U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in their bid to become the state’s next governor.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at polls and predictions regarding New Mexico’s gubernatorial race.

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico

The Line: Campaign Contributions

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April 13, 2018 – Are New Mexicans comfortable with political donors making contributions in their own name, their business and in coordination with family members? New Mexico in Depth’s Marjorie Childress reported this week that many donors are able to exceed campaign contribution limits legally by donating this way: Biggest donors get around contribution limits.

Host Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate this story and current attitudes about campaign contributions.

Line Panelists:

Dan Foley, former House minority whip

Sophie Martin, attorney

Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal

Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP