Their view: Candidates respond to essay question

New Mexico has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Five Democrats are seeking the post.

We recently invited all to respond to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor?

Democrat responses will be published in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune.

Here is a sampling of Republican responses (complete responses are on our website at www.pntonline.com):