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US Senate hopefuls vow to help Trinity Test descendants


August 31, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's three senatorial candidates are promising to help descendants of families who lived through the Trinity Test — a change that descendants say comes after they've worked to get their stories out.

Democratic U.S. Senate Martin Heinrich, his Republican challenger Mick Rich and Libertarian Gary Johnson all say they would advocate for descendants to be included in a federal law that compensated families near nuclear test sites.

The move came after descendants got promises from Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, and Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican, w...

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