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President Trump Makes His Pitch to Hispanic Voters in New Mexico

Trump Rally

September 20, 2019 – President Trump’s rally in New Mexico this week is the first step in the reelection campaign’s plan to turn New Mexico red in 2020. It was also a chance for the president to try to connect with Hispanic and Native American voters. The Line opinion panelists offer insight and analysis on his message and whether or not New Mexico is truly in play at the polls next year.   

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, Former State Representative
Sophie Martin, Attorney
Janice Arnold-Jones, Former State Representative                                                                        Michael Barrio, Prosperity Works                                                  

For Further Reading:

‘Give Me a Little Bit More Time’Albuquerque Journal

Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New MexicoNew York Times

The Line: Military Projects Set Aside for Border Wall

1311 Military Funding Diverted

September 13, 2019 – President Donald Trump’s decision to repurpose $3.6 billion in military funding to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border will have impacts in New Mexico. Specifically, the President’s use of emergency powers will temporarily cost Holloman Air Force Base $85 million designated for a drone pilot training facility. And the White Sands Missile Range will also have to wait for a $40 million influx for a data and network center. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists weigh the give-and-take over military support vs. border security, plus reaction from New Mexico’s congressional delegation.

Line Panelists:
Serge Martinez, UNM School of Law
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:
Pentagon Lists Projects That Will Be Delayed to Fund Border WallNew York Times

Democrats Will Try to Block Trump’s Border Wall ManeuverU.S. News and World Report