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The Line: Twists And Turns In The Governor’s Race

Gov Race

November 2, 2018 – Our next governor will have a lot of issues to deal with, and both candidates have their own opinions on handling the budget surplus, reworking the state’s education system, and building relationships with the New Mexico Legislature, to name just a few.  Last-minute money has been pouring into the race for governor and attack ads are everywhere.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the race that may turn out to be closer than many first predicted.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

Further Reading:

Working with the Legislature will be key for next governor’s success

Candidates For Governor In New Mexico Offer Different Plans With Budget Surplus

The Line: Top Election Issues

The Line Polls and Election

September 28, 2018 – A new public opinion poll in the Albuquerque Journal lays out what voters identified as the most important issues headed up to the midterm elections. At the top of the list is crime, which 78% of respondents said was a “very serious” issue. And that result comes on the heels of the new FBI Crime in the U.S. Report, which put New Mexico again near the top of the list for per capita property and violent crimes. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the issues and how they are showing up on the campaign trail this year.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, Former NM Senator
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, Attorney

Suggested Reading:

FBI: ABQ Crime Rate Up in 2017

FBI Crime in the U.S. 2017 Report