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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

All Three of NM’s U.S. Reps Vote to Impeach | The Line

Xochitl Impeachment

December 20, 2019 – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel look at the political impact of that decision, focusing on how it will affect Xochitl Torres Small’s effort to keep her seat as a Democrat in the conservative-leaning Second Congressional District.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For More Information:
Torres Small: Impeachment ‘the necessary response’ to Trump’s actionsThe NM Political Report

Torres Small supports Trump impeachmentLas Cruces Sun News

Rep.  Torres Small will support impeachmentAlbuquerque Journal

Will voting ‘yes’ on Trump impeachment hurt Torres Small’s political career?KOAT