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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

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