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The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

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October 11, 2019 – The election may be more than a year away, but the race to replace Senator Tom Udall is heating up. That is especially true for the democratic candidates, current U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. This week, Lujan announced he had raised more than a million dollars during the last fundraising period. That disclosure came before the filing deadline even arrived. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the money race, and the apparent split between the progressive and more moderate wings of the state democratic party.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM political report
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Lujan Raises More than $1 Million in Quarter for Senate BidAlbuquerque Journal

Could Toulouse Oliver be a Part of a Senate ‘Squad?’NM Political Report

The Line: President Trump Want to Win New Mexico in 2020

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August 29, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the GOP’s hope of flipping New Mexico from a blue to a red state in 2020. Despite losing the state by more than 8 percentage points in 2016 (with 9 percent of the vote going to Gary Johnson), the Trump Campaign insists the state is in play for the president, who plans to spend both time and money in the hope of winning over New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council

For Further Reading:

GOP, Trump look to flip N.M. in 2020 – Santa Fe New Mexican

GOP, Trump campaign hope to flip New Mexico in 2020 – KRQE

Will Trump’s 2020 focus on battleground states be enough to lead him to victory? – MSNBC