The party is particularly trying to hold onto the enthusiasm that was displayed last year in black, Asian, and Latino enclaves in the state. Turnout among those groups increased 8 percent in 2012 over 2008, according to the memo.
The vote in those communities was dramatically lower in the 2010 special election, a drop that the party is working hard to avoid this time. Walsh has held over a half-dozen meetings with minority leaders and is raising $250,000 for voter outreach and turnout efforts.
The party is also concentrating on what its leaders call “new voters’’ — 170,000 registered Democrats who voted for the first time in 2012. Getting that bloc of voters to the polls for the June 25 general election is considered a major priority.
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