Their view: Candidates campaign for lieutenant governor

New Mexico has five Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Three Republicans are seeking the post.

We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor?

Republican responses were published in Wednesday’s Portales News-Tribune.

Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino declined to participate. Here is a sampling of other Democrat responses (complete responses are on our website at www.pntonline.com):