August 17, 2018 – There were some surprise announcements in New Mexico politics this week. Former Gov. Gary Johnson announced that he was jumping into the New Mexico U.S. Senate race, replacing Aubrey Dunn in the Libertarian spot on the ballot. And Democratic ex-governor Jerry Apodaca, father of former gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca, announced his endorsement of Republican Steve Pearce in the governor’s race.
Producer Sarah Gustavus and this week’s Line panelists discuss these and other updates, and reflect on voter interest in the midterm elections.
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP