I was listening to NPR this morning and heard a familiar name in a story about Trump's Wall. The reporter interviewed the Chair of the Hudspeth County Republican Party, Maria Guadalupe Dempsey.
The name might ring a bell to you as well. 8 years ago she ran as a Democrat for sheriff along with enough other candidates to field a little league baseball team.
Dempsey was speaking about how she's pro-Trump and anti- immigrant in the story and underlining why she felt it was important to have a wall along the border.
This isn't just interesting because she flipped parties or because she's from El Paso. It's also interesting because of who her daughter is...
El Paso County Democratic Chair Iliana Holguin.
Holguin is an ardent Hillary supporter and known and very well respected for her work in immigration law with the Diocese of El Paso and now in private practice.
So you have a mother and daughter in neighboring counties that are both chairs of a political party - one Democratic and one Republican.
In case you're wondering - I'm the relative that my family hates talking politics with.