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The Line: Crowded Democratic Race For CD1 Seat

First Congressional District

May 18, 2018 – Pat Davis, a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District, released a campaign ad this week in which he stated “F— the NRA.” Do you think that ad helped or hurt his campaign? Davis says he wanted to start a dialogue about gun violence in the United States. Did he accomplish that goal? Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists share their reactions.

For Further Reading:

NM congressional candidate: “F*** the NRA” – Albuquerque Journal
https://www.kob.com/politics-news/congressional-candidate-responds-to-profane-ads-backlash/4905333/?cat=500 – KOB
Race for House seat heats up between Democrats as early primary voting nears – KRQE
Candidates flock to race for open congressional seat – Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

The Line: Campaign Contributions


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