Political parties weigh in on Pres. Trump’s chances of turning NM red


GOOD EVENING. WE )RE JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP )S CAMPAIGN RALLY IN RIO RANCHO. THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED TO FILL SANTA ANA STAR CENTER — BUT DO REPUBLICANS HAVE A CHANCE AT TURNING THE STATE RED? HERE )S NEWS 13 )S JACKIE KENT… JACKIE. JESSICA/DEAN… A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS NOT WON IN NEW MEXICO SINCE PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH BACK IN 2004. THE ONLY GROUP THAT THINKS THE PRESIDENT CAN TURN THAT AROUND WITH THIS RALLY — IS THE STATE )S REPUBLICAN PARTY. Trump: Make America Great Again and then Keep America Great. Delanie Crist, NM Republican Party Communications Director: President Trump )s coming to NM because he believes he can turn the state red. THE CITY OF RIO RANCHO SAYS IT )S EXPECTING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO PACK INTO AND OUTSIDE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP )S MONDAY CAMPAIGN RALLY AT THE SANTA ANA STAR CENTER. Delanie Crist, NM Republican Party Communications Director: We )re anticipating a lot of people getting there early in the morning. BUT WHETHER THE PRESIDENT CAN ACTUALLY TURN NEW MEXICO RED — TO NO SURPRISE — HAS THE STATE )S POLITICAL PARTIES DIVIDED. Marg Elliston, NM Democratic Party Chair: I really don )t know why he )s coming here and I )m not going to try and guess his motivations. VOTER HISTORY SHOWS IT )S A STRETCH. Gabe Sanchez, UNM Political Science Professor: It )s really been since the Bush years that a republican has carried the state in a presidential cycle. WHAT )S MORE — WE )RE COMING OFF A 2018 ELECTION CYCLE IN WHICH DEMOCRATS WON STATE SEATS ALMOST ACROSS THE BOARD. A RECENT EMERSON POLL SHOWS TRUMP )S APPROVAL RATING IN OUR STATE DOWN TO 35-PERCENT. Gabe Sanchez, UNM Political Science Professor: A lot has shifted toward democrats both demographically as well as on public policy. UNM POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR GABE SANCHEZ BELIEVES TRUMP )S CAMPAIGN PITCH FOR NEW MEXICO — THE ECONOMY. A POINT THE STATE )S REPUBLICAN PARTY BELIEVES IS ENOUGH TO GET PEOPLE TO BACK HIM AT THE POLLS IN 2020. Delanie Crist, NM Republican Party Communications Director: It )s been a massive amount of jobs that have come into our state. SANCHEZ SAYS TRUMP )S MONDAY VISIT (COULD COULD ALSO PUT PRESSURE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE TO SPEND TIME AND MONEY ON A CAMPAIGN STOP IN NEW MEXICO. Gabe Sanchez, UNM Political Science Professor: They almost have to pay attention to us and invest in candidate visits which I think is a good thing for the state. SANCHEZ BELIEVES A COUPLE REASONS FOR THE PRESIDENT HOSTING THE RALLY IN A SOMEWHAT ISOLATED SPOT IN RIO RANCHO IS BECAUSE HE HAS A BIGGER SUPPORT BASE THERE… AND TO HELP AVOID VIOLENT PROTESTS LIKE WE SAW DURING TRUMP )S 2016 VISIT IN DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER. JESSICA… BACK TO YOU. OKAY, JACKIE. IN THE LAST ELECTION — TRUMP LOST IN NEW MEXICO BY EIGHT POINTS. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAYS WHILE THEY DON )T BELIEVE TRUMP WILL FLIP THE STATE COME 2020… THEY )RE ALREADY WORKING TO GET MORE SUPPORT THROUGH A VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE.

Maurice Vega

17 Responses

  1. New Mexico needs get on board or be left behind!

    Bashing President Trump isn't going to do anything but, cost New Mexico!

    The Roads are terrible, we need new industries! More opportunity & higher wages!

    We can use the jobs! Education system is not even in top 100 percentile.

    We have only three major cities!

    Come on, NM needs to get with the program and stop living in the past!

    We under developed, under paid, and under achieved!

    We can do better!

    But not if we continue to suppress progress and bags our President!

    He makes thing's happen!

  2. Lifelong democrat and liberal here…I'm voting for him….he's the only candidate that is taking illegal immigration seriously….its a huge problem, so you can take that smug smile off your face when you say that he "thinks he can turn the state red"….the guy has already done it.

  3. I dont see this happening at all. I see maybe raising by a few points but flipping the state will never happen. Data disagrees with flipping this state red. This comes from someone who cares less about either side.

  4. There are more of us that support him in new mexico then you know or think there is . Please flip new mexico there is a bunch of corrupt leftists working hard destroying us .

  5. I really hope he doesn't get reelected. He hasn't done anything for our state. Like absolutely nothing except talk trash. I like a lot of people in my younger generation want someone who is going to get something done. I don't hear a lot of people who are voting for trump. It's almost been 4 years and our economy has gotten worse in terms unemployment, and education. I like our state a lot stepping aside from our local issues. I really hope Republicans awaken and Democrats choose a good candidate. Prove me wrong if you think you disagree. Also talking about Trumps wall is irrelevant because he took money from our military to use on his wall rather than mexico and I'm also waiting on his plan on guns. In conclusion please vote democratic

  6. New Mexico wont flip. People like voting to be poor. What other reason is there for the state being the way it is?

  7. Ever since Trump took office I've seen more homeless people in the city and we pay more for certain items such as gas food etc… He has also aloud more Oil drilling in once protected lands and sites.

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