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The Line: Senate Race Heats Up Among Democratic Candidates

1315 Line Senate Race

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

Protestors Rally Against President Trump

Trump Protestors

September 20, 2019 – President Donald Trump’s Rio Rancho rally was also met by plenty of protests this week. The NMiF team caught up with some of the people who braved the pro-Trump crowds at the Santa Ana Star Center to find out what motivated them to protest. Just about an hour before, the state Democratic Party held a counter-rally at Tiguex Park in downtown Albuquerque, featuring Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller.

For Further Reading:

Full Counter-Rally (Raw Video) – New Mexico in Focus