Talk about politics as usual. There won’t be an independent in the state Legislature after all.

Rep.-elect Brittney Barreras of Albuquerque says she will switch her registration to Democrat before the 60-day session begins in January.

Barreras ran as a candidate who had declined to choose a political party. The Secretary of State’s Office listed her on the ballot as an independent.

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