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The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

1315 Line Senate Race

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: Primary Election Results

The Line Primary Results

June 8, 2018 – Election results are in, contested races have ended, and winners have been chosen to represent their respective parties moving forward. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the results of some of the major races in this week’s primary elections and discuss possible strategies for candidates on the path to the general election in November.

For Further Reading:

New Mexico Secretary of State: Election Results

Three incumbent House members lose in Democratic primary races, By Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Female candidates successful up and down ballot, By Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP