Democrats tout voter-registration advantage
Posted 7/08/2008 04:03:00 PM
More New Mexicans registered to vote as Democrats than as Republicans and independents combined in the first six months of the year, a statistic that has the state’s Democratic Party smiling.
“With more and more Democrats registering to vote, we are confident that this year
From Jan. 1 to June 30, 27,207 New Mexicans registered as Democrats, while 12,926 registered as Republicans and 11,805 registered independent of any political party, according to the news release. Several hundred more registered as members of other political parties.
The Democrats’ advantage in voter registration, according to the news release, is attributable to “the impact of an Obama candidacy, the Udall for Senate campaign’s work to mobilize Democrats early on and the excitement around the Teague, Heinrich and Luján campaigns,” which has energized people of all political affiliations “looking to this election as an opportunity to bring change to Washington.”
“With the Obama campaign continuing to register voters across
In the 2nd Congressional District in southern