Republicans in El Paso have really only one choice to make in local elections - which democrat to vote for?
Well, at least the smart Republicans know this.
Since there will never be a Republican elected in the general, it comes down to picking which Democrat doesn't believe in 63 genders and the depopulation of Earth starting with men in the primary.
If I was running for congress, I'd be trying to broaden my appeal and see if I could a get couple thousand Republicans to crossover and vote for me. It's a viable strategy to at least get in a run-off.
Hell, if I was a Democrat running for office talking to Democrats in El Paso I'd bring that up as well. El Paso Democrats are not that liberal. They are traditional Democrats whose values look more like Dick Gephardt's and less like Nancy Pelosi's. Somebody needs to start asking the candidates if they want dudes dressed as girls sharing bathrooms with adolescent girls or vice versa. I have a feeling your run-of-mill Democrat in El Paso would not be happy with how at least one candidate answers questions like that.
Bottom line - Republicans have the ability to sway this primary. It's a question of whether or not they will.