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Moraga turns blue

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, February 8th, 2008 at 10:14 am in Contra Costa politics.

Moraga, the final Republican holdout in a region trending Democratic, statistically turned blue this week.

The small town in the heart of Lamorinda for the first time on Monday had more registered Democrats than Republicans, the Lamorinda Democratic Club reported.

Moraga is the last Lamorinda city to switch from Republican to Democrat in registration advantage, although the parties remain within 5 percentage points of each other. Lafayette and Orinda flopped in 2005.

Here’s what the club put out to its members this week:

MORAGA VOTER REGISTRATION AS OF 1-25-08

PARTY 1/25/08 10/8/07

Democratic 4,019 39.24% 3,709 38.62%

Republican 3,959 38.65% 3,850 40.09%

DTS 1897 18.52% 1704 17.74%

AI 165 1.61% 158 1.65%

Green 64 0.62% 62 0.65%

Lib 56 0.55% 48 0.50%

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  • RR

    As the old-timers say, “As Orinda goes, so goes Moraga.”

  • RR

    As the old-timers say, “As Orinda goes, so goes Moraga.”

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Does it work the same way in Lafayette? So goes Lafayette, so goes Orinda, and so goes Moraga? (lol)

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Does it work the same way in Lafayette? So goes Lafayette, so goes Orinda, and so goes Moraga? (lol)