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N.M. Governor Race May Draw Big Hispanic Vote

Democrat Bill Richardson leads in the polls in the New Mexico governor's race against Republican rival John Sanchez. Both are Hispanic, and a big Hispanic voter turnout next Tuesday could affect the outcome in two close House races for seats now held by Republicans. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reports for All Things Considered on New Mexico's ethnic political landscape.

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As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.