We all know that alegre is a partisan Clinton supporter instead of a partisan Democrat like many of us here. So it's no surprise that when it looked like Clinton was the inevitable nominee, she wanted anything BUT a long primary.
When it became clear that Clinton was behind, alegre responded with "hit-pieces full of hearsay, innuendo and outright lies."
There are more registered Dems than GOP in New Mexico.
But both sides' supporters should have been equally energized to go out to vote -- except for two races.
One is the GOP Senate primary, which was the biggest show in town. Udall was unopposed, so no real impetus to go out specifically for that race.
The other difference is NM-03, which is a Safe Democratic seat. The Republicans had a primary as well (which was an upset), but I doubt people went out specifically to vote in that race. The NM-03 Dem race, on the other hand, was a big deal.
Finally, the GOP turnout percentage was a couple points better than that of the Dems.