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October 23, 2020 – The pitched campaign for New Mexico’s open U.S. Senate seat came to NMPBS this week, as Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, Republican Mark Ronchetti and Libertarian Bob Walsh debated the future of the state’s representation in Washington. In this excerpt, Luján and Ronchetti debate the best approach to stemming the tide of the pandemic, as well as attempts to pass a second coronavirus relief package. The full hour-long special can be seen in its entirety at the VOTE 2020 page on

Moderator: Gene Grant 

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D), candidate for U.S. Senate 
Mark Ronchetti (R), candidate for U.S. Senate