OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau stands to gain most from Liberal headquarters' outreach to fair-weather supporters - but other campaigns say they're willing take one for the team.
"It's party before candidates," said Fabrice Rivault, spokesman for Trudeau rival Martin Cauchon. "That's pretty much the philosophy around here."
It's a sentiment echoed by David Bertschi's team.
"Regardless of who signed up these supporters, we don't want to disenfranchise them," Bertschi's deputy campaign manager Leo Bourdon said. "Because after this leadership race is over, we're going to want their help for the next general election."
The party recently launched a robocall campaign in a bid to get the 294,000 people eligible to vote registering to cast a ballot.
So far, just 105,000 supporters have taken the second step to register, including 65,000 unaffiliated with any one camp.