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The Line: New Mexico’s Gubernatorial Race

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May 25, 2018 – Primary elections in New Mexico take place on June 5. There are three Democratic candidates running for the nomination for governor: businessman Jeff Apodaca, state legislator Joseph Cervantes and Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is giving up her first congressional district seat to run for the state’s highest office. Representative Steve Pearce, who is giving up his seat in the second congressional district, is the only Republican candidate. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at tactics being used on the campaign trail and offer some predictions for how the races will play out.

For Further Reading:
Get to Know: The Democratic Candidates on the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Ballot  Santa Fe Reporter
Pearce launches TV ads, despite no primary rival  Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico

The Line Top 10 Countdown: #7 Santa Fe Soda Tax & Healthy Workforce Defeats

December 22, 2017 – Number seven on our list of the top ten stories of 2017 is two high-profile measures that failed at the polls this year – Santa Fe’s “Soda Tax” and Albuquerque’s Healthy Workforce Initiative. The tax on sugary beverages would have provided money for early childhood education in Santa Fe and the Duke City’s initiative would have made it mandatory for employers to allow employees to accrue sick leave. Gene Grant and our special panel of local journalists discuss the potential long-term impact of these votes.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal         
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican