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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: 2018 Elections and the Governor’s Race

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April 27, 2018 – The 2018 elections are heating up, with primaries in just over a month. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at updates in the race to be New Mexico’s next governor, from democratic candidate Jeff Apodaca’s hiring former candidate Peter DeBenedittis as a campaign spokesman for $4,000 a month to the role that the marijuana debate will play.  The Line also looks at a new poll conducted by The Tarrance Group on behalf of the Pearce for New Mexico campaign.

For Further Reading:

Past gubernatorial candidate insists he wasn’t paid to leave race

Marijuana debate stirs up governor's race in New Mexico

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emeritus