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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DFA-DFNM Dem LG Candidate Debate: Honesty and Openness in Government

Here's another follow up to my posts yesterday and Monday on Saturday's DFA-DFNM debate for Democratic lieutenant governor candidates at UNM Law School.

Below are videos of Rep. Joe Campos, Brian Colon, Sen. Linda Lopez, Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino and Lawrence Rael answering a question from the audience about restoring honesty and openness to government.

Sen. Linda Lopez (L); Rep. Joe Campos (R)

Brian Colon (L); Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino (R)

Lawrence Rael

March 10, 2010 at 04:07 PM in 2010 NM Lt. Governor Race, Brian Colon, DFA, DFNM - Albq, Ethics & Campaign Reform, Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Joe Campos, Lawrence Rael, Linda Lopez | Permalink


Sen. Lopez would like to pretend that having taken on the Governor means she's ethical. Poppycock! How about all the Suncal money you took for championing their TIDD, Senator? How about the fact you refused to let many of the best ethics reform bills even get an upperdown vote in your Rules committee, Senator? You're ethical, Sen. Lopez?? Yarite.

Posted by: Proud Democrat | Mar 10, 2010 4:34:45 PM

Shocked that DFNM has not mentioned anything related to the scandal plagued sitting SOS. Honesty and openness in Government??

Posted by: HerreraHasToGo | Mar 11, 2010 7:05:19 AM

Ortiz Y Pino was a prominent champion of the SunCal TIDD as well, a boondoggle that would have given millions of dollars meant for public schools to a single, out-of-state speculator. Combine that with the food tax and you have to wonder how long he can pretend to be a progressive...

Posted by: Claire | Mar 11, 2010 8:06:53 AM

Looks like the Colon people are starting to get worried about the support Ortiz y Pino is receiving. Maybe they should be worried more about the fact their guy can't come up with a good answer to all his connections with Richardson. The GOP is going to tear him apart if he can't come up with a better answer than that Moving America Forward was just a non-profit.

Posted by: JoeDem | Mar 11, 2010 8:28:19 AM

Allegations are allegations. Too bad some people treat them as facts.

Posted by: Carlos | Mar 11, 2010 9:09:13 AM

JoeDem I don't see any big connections between Colon and the governor and Colon did not support Sun Cal tidds. Colon did not support the food tax. Colon does not pretend that taxing everyone who itemizes deductions is merely a tax on the rich. I wonder why the purposely blind Jerry people want him to run with Denish. Doesn't Denish "have ties" to the governor? How stupid.

Colon was treasurer of the nonprofit foundation that registered voters in states with large Hispanic populations. Big woop.

Posted by: Truth Teller | Mar 11, 2010 9:14:13 AM

I see that the person commenting on Herrera is using a computer in Wichita, Kansas. Political operative?

Posted by: barb | Mar 11, 2010 9:18:31 AM

Brian Colon is the man to beat in this race and is running the best campaign. Ortiz y Pino has loyal followers but I don't know why with his vote for the Sun Cal tidds and food tax. He badmouths Democrats too much too and raises little money. Rael is a good candidate but too moderate. How will he be if attacked by GOP? Campos isn't well known but I think he is the number two choice of many people. Lopez has no chance.

Posted by: Handicapper | Mar 11, 2010 4:45:05 PM

rael and the railrunner/ republicans will tear the dems up on this issue. i work for the state down south and the state workers ( down here)hate the railrunner, ie furloghs and budget cuts. this great boondogle(railrunner) will hurt us with moderates and dts voters.

Posted by: george | Mar 15, 2010 9:44:02 PM