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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

Local Impacts of a Presidential Impeachment Inquiry | The Line

1313 Line Impeachment Inquiry

September 27, 2019 – This week, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi officially announced an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump. Two of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are on the record supporting impeachment proceedings: Ben Ray Lujan and Deb Haaland. But, the state’s 2nd Congressional District Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is playing her cards close to the vest. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists talk about what role our congressional delegation should play in any impeachment proceedings, and what the impact of all this might be heading into an election year in 2020.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm


For Further Reading/Watching:
Two NM Congressmembers Urge Impeachment InquiryAlbuquerque Journal

How Does Impeachment Work?The Atlantic