This week on New Mexico in Focus, candidates for New Mexico’s third congressional district each explain their platforms ahead of election day. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland speaks with Democratic Incumbent Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez and Republican challenger Alexis Martinez Johnson about what kind of representation New Mexico needs in Washington.
Doland also sits with Rep. Melanie Stansbury, Incumbent candidate for New Mexico’s first congressional district, who says this election year could be the most influential in recent history.
The Line Opinion Panel discusses a recent announcement from the Secretary of State about election misinformation and the new security measures in place to maintain the integrity of everyone’s vote.
The panel also explores new testing data that once again places New Mexico at the bottom of the country in several key areas, including reading and math.
New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.
Candidate Conversations: Democratic Incumbent for District 3, Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez
U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez, (D) New Mexico, District 3
Candidate Conversations: Republican Challenger for District 3, Alexis Martinez Johnson
Alexis Martinez Johnson, (R) Candidate for Congress, New Mexico, District 3
Candidate Conversations: Democratic Incumbent for District 1, Rep. Melanie Stansbury
U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, (D) New Mexico, District 1
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