ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Presidential candidates usually flock to Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina at this point on the campaign calendar.
Delegates from those states will be up for grabs shortly after the beginning of the new year.
That’s why New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s fundraiser in Downtown Albuquerque turned out to be a rare opportunity this early in the race for residents in a state that is among the last to weigh-in before the political party conventions.
“We don’t have that many opportunities in Albuquerque to come face-to-face with a presidential candidate,” said Jody Neal-Post, who was among the couple of hundred people who came to hear the Democratic candidate speak. She found the cost of attending the fundraiser very reasonable.
Many in attendance at Marble Brewery on Monday weren’t necessarily Booker supporters. But they wanted to see what his campaign was all about.