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National Democratic Training Committee makes stop in Boise

Posted at 7:20 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 15:53:07-04

The National Democratic Training Committee made a stop at Boise State University today.

The organization travels around in an effort to get more Democrats on the ballot.

Leaders in the organization say that in a lot of places Democrats just don't run. It's their goal to change that--even for Republican states like Idaho. The committee says they want to turn Idaho purple and don't want Republicans running unopposed.

"A lot of our candidates tell us that they are the first Democrat to run in the area in five or ten years. They go to areas that are so traditionally Republican and if we can step up and at least get a Democrat on the ballot, maybe this year they don't win, but maybe in 2020 they get closer. Maybe in 2022 they actually win. So this is more about building long-term infrastructure in areas that are more traditionally Republican," said Jacob Vurpillat, with the National Democratic Training Committee.

The organization wants to try to hit all 50 states this year, and do 83 training sessions across the country.

This is the second time they've done training in Boise.