The Democrats and the Republicans went toe to toe Thursday night as both groups met for their pre-primary county conventions at the same time at two different locations.
The Democrats met at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel while the Republicans met at the VFW on Deacon Street.
The Democrats elected 20 delegates and are sending 25, including five alternates, to the state convention March 10 in Albuquerque.
“It was a little chaotic but we are all done,” said Mike Wheeler, the county head of the Democratic Party. “We had a good turnout of local Democrats. Many of the candidates were off at other conventions scheduled for that night but there were representatives for all the candidates.”