In June 2020 it was front-page headlines that two long-time Senate leaders, both conservative Democrats, had lost primary election bids along with two of their colleagues. Then in the November general election, three progressive Democrats won seats formerly occupied by Senate Republicans.
The person widely credited for these progressive victories is former State Senator Eric Griego, head of the NM Working Families Party. How and why did this happen, did it impact the 2021 Legislative Session, and what are the long-term prospects? Host Stephen Spitz will put these and related questions to Senator Eric Griego on this month’s show.
Produced with assistance of Tristan Clum and Lynn Schibeci