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Top Stories of 2019: #10 and #9 | The Line

Trump Rally

December 27, 2019 – Gene Grant and a special all-journalist Line panel count down the top stories of 2019, based on impact and amount of time spent discussing it throughout the year. Coming in at number 10 this year was President Trump’s Rio Rancho rally in September. Leading up to the rally, the President and his campaign declared our state in play for his 2020 re-election bid. The Line panelists weigh in on that prediction as well as his attempts to connect with Hispanic and Latino voters leading up to the elections. Coming in at number 9 on our countdown was the news that Senator Tom Udall would not be running for re-election in 2020. The panelists react to that announcement and the domino effect it is having in many of the other statewide races.

Line Panelists:
Gwyneth Doland, adjunct professor, UNM Communication & Journalism Dept.
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus
Steve Terrell, retired reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican

For More Information:
Painting New Mexico RedThe Santa Fe New Mexican

Trump Visits New Mexico With Eye to 2020The Albuquerque Journal

Sen. Tom Udall Won’t Seek Reelection in 2020Politico

The Line: Updates And Surprises In New Mexico Politics

1207 Line Politics

August 17, 2018 – There were some surprise announcements in New Mexico politics this week. Former Gov. Gary Johnson announced that he was jumping into the New Mexico U.S. Senate race, replacing Aubrey Dunn in the Libertarian spot on the ballot. And Democratic ex-governor Jerry Apodaca, father of former gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca, announced his endorsement of Republican Steve Pearce in the governor’s race.

Producer Sarah Gustavus and this week’s Line panelists discuss these and other updates, and reflect on voter interest in the midterm elections.

Further reading:

Scathing audit says after-the-fact changes used to ‘correct’ coalition spending

Line Panelists:

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC

Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal

Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi

Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP