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May 17, 2019 – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Representative Ben Ray Luján, both Democratic hopefuls looking to fill retiring Senator Tom Udall’s seat, have pledged not to take money from political action committees, or PACs. It’s a trend, but is it a winning strategy? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the influence of corporate PAC money on elections.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes and president, Mulryan/Nash Advertising

For Further Reading:
Both leading Senate Dem candidates reject PAC cash – by Will Costello, Santa Fe Reporter
Luján: Rejecting Corporate PAC Money for New Mexicans – by Ben Ray Luján, NM Political Report
Money Unlimited: How Chief Justice John Roberts orchestrated the Citizens United decision – by Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker