Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct the day and address of the event.
A key architect of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory will be in Roswell Thursday for a screening of his new documentary and to appear alongside Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mick Rich.
Cat Nagle, Chaves County Chair of Rich’s campaign, said Steve Bannon, former White House political strategist and campaign chairman to Trump and former CEO of the conservative news and opinion website Brietbart.com, will speak with supporters, show parts of his new film “Trump @War” and discuss the future of the Republican Party Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hi-Q Venue, 208 N. Virginia. The event is free and open to the public.
Rich, an Albuquerque contractor running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich and Libertarian candidate former New Mexico Gov. Larry Johnson in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race this November, will also speak at the event.
“Trump @War” is a documentary film about the election of Trump, and the political and cultural backlash by his opponents.
Trump lost New Mexico to Democratic candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by eight points, but Nagle said Roswell is “the heartbeat of the Republican Party” and having Bannon visit ahead of November’s midterm elections is “a pretty big deal.”
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