ISLETA PUEBLO – Democrats would have to “really blow it” to lose New Mexico, the nation’s most Hispanic state, to President Donald Trump in 2020, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall said.
In an interview with The Associated Press last week, the state’s senior senator said Democrats still have a strong advantage over Republicans in New Mexico in next year’s general election. But he said the GOP is expected to work hard to try to capture the state and that Democrats must not be complacent.
“When we have a nominee, that nominee will need to have a strong and robust ground game and get-out-the-vote operation in New Mexico,” said Udall, who has not endorsed a Democratic candidate. “The nominee will need to spend time in the state and not take it for granted.”
Last month, Trump visited Rio Rancho and vowed to win the state in the presidential election.