Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Tonight: Fundraiser at Scalo in Albuquerque for Joe Campos for Lt. Governor
From Joe Campos for Lt. Governor Campaign:
Please join me at Scalo Northern Italian Grill, in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque, on Tuesday, April 6th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM for a fundraiser to benefit my candidacy for New Mexico Lt. Governor. Scalo is located at 3500 Central SE (map).
Thank you to Steve Paternoster and Dr. Randy Brown for hosting the event. A special thanks to "Mayor Marty" Chavez, who will be attending tonight. I am honored to have your support. I look forward to seeing you all there. Adelante Nuevo Mexico!!
So Joe Campos is getting in bed with Marty? IMHO the Martistas are a significant potential source of funds, but a PR nightmare. Marty himself is appearing?? Earth to Joe: Marty's toxic! This is a dangerous political calculus you are performing. We'll see how it works out.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | Apr 6, 2010 11:24:26 AM
It's toxic to Jerry supporters maybe-you know the ones who are responsible for a GOP mayor in Albuquerque because they backed loser Richard Romero. Romero and Ortiz y Pino are like peas in a pod spoilers with no chance to win.
Campos is very interested in and knows about renewable energy and so is Marty Chavez. Its a natural in that way. Marty now has a very powerful job in the green energy field.
Posted by: Reina | Apr 6, 2010 11:40:51 AM
Or maybe Campos and Marty just share the same unethical, win-at-all costs campaign manager. Which may say something about the ethics of both.
Posted by: JoeDem | Apr 6, 2010 11:58:49 AM
Hmmm. The way I remember it was Richard Romero's campaign slinging the mud in the last mayor's election, not Marty's. This time I guess it's Senator Ortiz y Pino.
Posted by: Ms. Doritos | Apr 6, 2010 1:07:28 PM
@Reina: I am a liberal, but I'm not a Jerry Ortiz y Pino supporter. Like you, I've compared Jerry to Richard Romero in comments on this blog. However, the fact remains that no matter how well-heeled some of his supporters may be, lots of Democrats despise Albuquerque's former mayor.
Richard Romero was a horrible candidate, but many of his criticisms of Marty were perceived as true. Something like 21% of the mayoral voters preferred to vote for Romero rather than Marty Chavez, IIRC, and Marty's reputation has been further damaged by revelations after the election of his budgetary indiscretions.
Appearing with Marty Chavez is like appearing with Bill Richardson, IMHO! The question is whether the $$ Joe Campos raises will be able to wash off the stench of associating with Marty. EQNM has the same problem now.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | Apr 6, 2010 4:53:37 PM
I find it funny that some who call themselves liberal so detest Marty Chavez. Don't prefer him ok. Detest him? Plain crazy. The fact is he served for three terms and turned this city around and into a respectably modern city and that many Democrats respect him. Marty choosing Campos over Rael is very interesting too. Campos is a leader and Rael is a follower. Campos could cut into Rael's support if he plays it right
Posted by: Reina | Apr 6, 2010 5:04:55 PM
Marty was a tough, effective Mayor who did a lot for ABQ. He is smart and knowledgeable.He will continue to be a leader in NM. I thank him for his endorsement of my brother Joe.
PS: 4 of the 5 candidates are from ABQ. The outsider gets the Mayor's nod. This very significantly changes the dynamic of this race.
FELLOW DEMS: lets now spew so much venom, in the end we have to work together to win in November.
Note: i am a form two term county commissioner in Santa Fe County and know how easy it is to talk, and how much more challenging it is go govern.
Remember: Joe is battle tested. he has fought in the front lines and trenches for all of us.
Posted by: paul campos | Apr 6, 2010 6:31:18 PM
@Reina: Marty has the reputation of being a crook in this town. That's a fact. You obviously weren't paying attention during the last mayoral campaign. Lots of people really hate Marty Chavez.
I don't doubt that Joe is trying to bite into Rael's support. That makes good political sense. However, Marty's endorsement is another ball of wax. He's not mayor any more, and his solid bloc of political patronage in Albuquerque is less of a force than you might think.
@Paul Campos: I wish Joe no ill. He's a good Democrat. However, Marty is decidedly not a good democrat in the opinion of many in Albuquerque. I'd guess the majority of regular readers of this blog consider him to be an excellent kleptocrat, though. AFAIK, his reputation around the state is worse. You really don't know what a hornet's nest you've stirred up here.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | Apr 7, 2010 11:37:23 AM