Washington (CNN) - Republicans are moving three staffers out of Democratic-leaning New Mexico and shifting them to Colorado and Nevada, two states where the presidential race is more competitive.
The Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's campaign will continue to maintain staff and victory offices in New Mexico, a spokesman for the RNC said.
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But the moves are a clear sign that party officials see Colorado and Nevada as higher priorities on the electoral map.
"The GOP Victory team is bolstering our organizations in the key battlegrounds of Colorado and Nevada, two places where the President is hemorrhaging support thanks to his failed economic policies," RNC Spokesman Tim Miller said when asked about the moves.
The "Victory Team" is the joint political operation and turnout effort run by the RNC and Romney campaign.
"Our team will continue advocating for Governor Romney and his plan to strengthen the middle class in each of these states where voters know that we can do better than the past four years," Miller added.
President Obama has a tiny but statistically insignificant lead in both Colorado and Nevada, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
Republicans are confident about their ground game in those two states and have made over 1 million voter contacts in both.
In New Mexico, though, the RCP polling average shows Obama with a roughly 10-point lead - and neither campaign is running television ads in the state.
New Mexico used to be more competitive turf. President George W. Bush won the state in 2004 by less than a single percentage point.
But Obama crushed Sen. John McCain there by 15 points in 2008.