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 RepresentativeMichael Barrio, Prosperity Works
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