On Saturday, every seat in the house was sold as over 500 fired up Democrats attended the DPNM ‘Rising Star Dinner’ featuring Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX). The dinner, which was held at the Hotel Albuquerque, was one of the largest party fundraisers in recent memory and included Congressman Ben Ray Luján as well as many Dem candidates for state and local offices.
“This was an historic and unforgettable evening,” commented DPNM Chairman Sam Bregman. “The energy and excitement that came forth last night gives Democrats a clear edge going into next year’s elections. There’s a big storm brewing against Governor Martinez, Congressman Pearce and Secretary of State Duran.”
This event took place the same weekend as the Fall DPNM State Central Committee meeting, which also was held in Albuquerque.