Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Greens Turn Focus to Grass Roots, Local Campaigns.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Andrew Webb Journal Staff Writer

The Green Party suffered some high profile national and state losses in November and continues to fight an uphill battle for third-party legitimacy.

But ask anyone at this year's New Mexico Green Party state convention in Albuquerque and they'll tell you the party they perceive as a grass-roots movement is alive and well.

"Oh, we're very healthy," state party co-chairman Jack Uhrich of Sandoval County said in an interview. "We're in extremely good shape."

About 125 New Mexico Greens attended the first day of the two-day convention, which opened Saturday and concluded today at the University of New Mexico. …

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