The Albuquerque resident will face Roxanne Lara next April to decide who will chair the party.
Bregman says that the campaign is going “fantastic.”
“I’ve got 100 percent of the union endorsements and I’m very proud of that because I believe in organized labor and I endorse them at every opportunity that I can,” Bregman said when asked about his support. “I’ve gotten more than 15 of the county chairs of the county parties endorsing me. I have a tremendous amount of legislators that have endorsed me.”
On a near-daily basis, Bregman’s party sends out press release announcing new endorsements from Democratic elected officials. Today, it was Sen. Bill Soules, D-Las Cruces. Yesterday, it was Sen. Phil Griego, D-San Jose.
“We’re really unifying the party,” Bregman said in a short phone interview with New Mexico Telegram. “People within all different walks in the Democratic party are coming together.”
He promised that the party would be more aggressive under his chairmanship.
This includes the upcoming Albuquerque mayoral race.
“There is a strong likelihood that the Democratic Party will be running TV commercials in the race,” Bregman said. HE also said that they were hoping ot use social media to help highlight what he says are failures by mayor Richard Berry.
Beyond bringing Democrats together, Bregman has a vision for the future of the state party — winning races with hard work, more fundraising and contesting every race — from the state House up to the conservative 2nd Congressional District.
“I don’t see why with the numbers we have in New Mexico as far as Democrats and Republicans how we’re not the strongest Democratic Party in the United States,” Bregman said. Democrats have had an edge on Republicans in terms of voter registration.
To elect more Democrats, Bregman says that it will take a lot of hard work.
Bregman say that if he becomes party chair, they will do that hard work to get Democrats elected — from knocking on doors “two or three times” to phone banking and turning out volunteers in every county.
In addition to talking about legislative races, Bregman repeatedly came back to three races that Democrats looked to win — the gubernatorial race, the Albuquerque mayoral race and the 2nd Congressional District race.
“We need an aggressive Democratic Party to take on this governor, to take on Steve Pearce down South, to take on this mayor,” Bregman said. “And I will be relentless at that.”