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The Line: Political Landscape Leading To Primaries

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June 1, 2018 – Election Day is June 5, but only for New Mexican voters registered with one of three major parties in the state: Democratic, Republican or Libertarian. There is a push, however, from a group called Unite New Mexico that wants to remind voters that there are viable candidates who will be running as independents in the general election.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the group’s message, and also at which governor candidates did – and did not – agree to release their tax returns.

For Further Reading:
Independents look to buck history, win legislative seats By Andy Lyman,  NM Political Report
Lujan Grisham, Pearce won’t share tax returns By Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, The Weekly Alibi
Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, NM Political Report

The Line: New Mexico’s Gubernatorial Race

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May 25, 2018 – Primary elections in New Mexico take place on June 5. There are three Democratic candidates running for the nomination for governor: businessman Jeff Apodaca, state legislator Joseph Cervantes and Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is giving up her first congressional district seat to run for the state’s highest office. Representative Steve Pearce, who is giving up his seat in the second congressional district, is the only Republican candidate. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at tactics being used on the campaign trail and offer some predictions for how the races will play out.

For Further Reading:
Get to Know: The Democratic Candidates on the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Ballot  Santa Fe Reporter
Pearce launches TV ads, despite no primary rival  Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico