Thursday, July 30, 2009

Still not convinced? Redux - Dems open office in Mesa

Yesterday, we talked about Dems trying to get a foothold Mesa, the three instances of a Democrat focus on Mesa mentioned yesterday has now grown to four. The latest is that the area Democrats are opening their Southeast Valley legislative office in East Mesa. Their focus will be on legislative districts 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22.

Some would say that this is a fairly fruitless effort, because if you look at the Senate and House rosters, of those five districts, only District 20 has elected a Democrat. That means the current ratio is 14 to 1. One would guess that this group will likely launch "single-shot" candidate approach next year in an attempt to pick off a few seats.

It is interesting that they chose east Mesa over west, but don't be surprised if the GEMDEM group that was born out of the 2008 Presidential Election will be humming with activity when the 2012 election comes around. Don't think that Team Obama isn't already strategizing for his re-election, because they most certainly are.

An increased Democratic presence in Mesa combined with a much larger amount of attention sounds a lot like a concerted effort to make some in-roads into Mesa over the next couple of years.

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