GOP opens Volunteer Center

July 8, 2012 • Local News

Daniel Sheppard, Republican Party Victory Campaign field director, teaches volunteers how to man the telephones during the Victory 2012 Kickoff Campaign, Saturday. Mark Wilson Photo

The Republican Victory 2012 Kickoff was held Saturday at the Volunteer Center, 1400 W. Second St., in an effort to garner support for the party in the home stretch of the 2012 presidential election.

The Victory organization is Gov. Mitt Romney’s nationwide campaign and is working in conjunction with the Republican National Convention and the Republican Party of New Mexico. Small groups of individuals came out and were greeted and briefed on how to use the phones at the site’s call center.

Although volunteers didn’t come out in droves on opening day, Roswell Mayor Del Jurney said this is a good time for the local efforts to get started.

“It’s still very early,” he said. “Most people don’t start paying attention to the general election until after Labor Day. Whether it be Login to read more

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