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GOP Courting Hispanic Voters | The Line

1336 Line GOP Hispanic Voters

March 6, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the effort by the state’s GOP to turn New Mexico from a blue state into a red one, with a push to register Hispanic oil field workers to vote. Voter turnout for Republicans during the 2018 election was very low in Lea and Eddy Counties, and GOP leaders hope getting more people to register will get more to the polls. While they will register future voters regardless of their party preference, they hope to persuade workers in the oil and gas business toward the energy-friendly Republican party. 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former state representative
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:
New Mexico GOP targeting Hispanic voters in oil fieldsSanta Fe New Mexican
New Mexico GOP Hopefuls Launch Early Ads for US House Seat Associated Press
Trump Vows to Win New Mexico, Return to State “SoonSanta Fe New Mexican 

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