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August 28, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and look at how convention themes might influence or define local campaigns. They take a look at the state’s high-profile races in the Senate and southern New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District and discuss candidates’ tactics during a pandemic.  


Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor     
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal  
Laura Sanchez, attorney   

For More Information: 
New Mexico Republican Leader Sees Quiet Support For Trump – Associated Press 
New Mexicans to Speak at Republican National Convention – KOAT 
GOP Chairman Represents New Mexico at Republican National Convention – KRQE 
Lujan Grisham Touts Clean Energy Jobs in Convention Speech – Santa Fe New Mexican 
Gov. Lujan Grisham Addresses National Audience at Democratic National Convention – KRQE 
Democrats ‘Haven’t Done Enough’ to Develop Relationships With ‘Incredibly Diverse’ Latino Community: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham – ABC News 
US Senate Hopefuls in New Mexico Feuding Over Debate Lineup – Associated Press 
Fact Check: Mark Ronchetti’s First TV Ad – KOB 4 
Fact Check: Ben Ray Lujan’s New TV Ad – KOB 4 
A New Mexico House Seat That Flipped to a Democrat in 2018 Is Back in Play – indianflipboard.online 
Herrell Optimistic About 2nd District Race – Roswell Daily Record