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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: 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