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The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

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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: Albuquerque Public Schools Special Mail-In Election

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January 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line panelists look at Albuquerque Public School’s mail-in election, which seeks a property tax increase to pay for renovating and repairing aging schools and updating security, technology and educational equipment. Are mail-in ballots the wave of the future?

 

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association

 

For Further Reading:

Where the APS bond money would go – Albuquerque Journal

APS Mail-In Election Forum – hosted by KANW Radio, Albuquerque; sponsored by The League of Women Voters; recorded by New Mexico PBS