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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston Endorses Marty Chavez for Congress in NM-1
“If you've seen an episode of Breaking Bad, you know about the drama, the critical praise, and the awards the TV show has garnered –- but what some people still don’t know is that it's shot right here in Albuquerque! It's one of the great privileges of my life to do this show, but it's also what this production does for the community I've come to love," Cranston said.
"You see, each episode of Breaking Bad helps to create and fuel hundreds of jobs in this incredible city and bring in millions of dollars to benefit the local economy. A great deal of the credit for that accomplishment goes to former Mayor Marty Chavez,” Cranston added. "His efforts were instrumental in bringing Breaking Bad, and many other film and television productions to Albuquerque. That fact, and other important issues, is why I am endorsing his campaign for U.S. Congress."
“As Mayor he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his constituents by actively promoting ideas that created the right kinds of jobs in Albuquerque. Jobs that advanced New Mexico’s clean energy economy while preserving our natural environment,” Cranston stated.
"I'm not going dance around it: times are tough in America right now –- and we need bold leaders fighting to protect New Mexico’s working families. That's exactly why I'm getting involved in Marty Chavez's race for United States Congress; because I know he is the kind of leader who will stand up for all the middle-class families struggling throughout our country," Cranston said. "Now, Forbes Magazine credits Marty for making the city the 'Number-one Place to Do Business' in America. That's a pretty impressive title to have in this economy."
“I’m incredibly proud to have Bryan’s support. Breaking Bad means a great deal to our local economy and Bryan has been a leader in promoting green technologies,” said Chavez.
Cranston also added, “Marty has taken a strong position on protecting vital programs like Social Security and Medicare –- and has been consistent on the need for a real jobs program that will get the economy going again and shift our focus toward creating green jobs.”
The truth is that someone who has run for office as many times as Chavez and who has become a well known figure in the public eye should be better positioned. The positive polling is probably at a ceiling and the negatives are set.
Some candidates are better suited to legislative roles and others, executive. Success means knowing the difference.
Posted by: Stuart Heady | Sep 28, 2011 8:05:13 PM
On top of glorifying the meth problem in New Mexico and not doing anything to alleviate that problem, this is just another reason why I don't watch his lame ass Breaking Bad show....
Posted by: Juan R. | Sep 30, 2011 9:23:18 AM
Glorifying the meth problem? Hardly. It effectively shows the horror generated by meth and how even seemingly ordinary working people can be ravaged by the drug and the money surrounding it. Try watching more of the show before making stupid statements that show your ignorance.
Posted by: James | Sep 30, 2011 11:26:23 AM
Posted by: James | Sep 30, 2011 11:35:48 AM
Woop-de-do! This endorsement means even less than Gail Chasey's endorsement of Michelle Lujan Grisham. Add this to Ambassador Joe Wilson's endorsement, and Marty is on a roll... NOT.
Rep. Raul Grijalva's endorsement of Eric Griego, along with that of the Conservation Voters of NM, is noteworthy. Some [breaking] bad actor who doesn't even live in NM? Not so much.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | Sep 30, 2011 6:18:37 PM
Let's be honest. Endorsements mean next to nothing except to a handful of political activists and they have already picked sides. What does matter are boots on the ground and campaign cash, so endorsements from big organizations like unions and environmental groups are worth way more than those of any individual.
This endorsement battle is amusing but I'd rather be reading about issues and positions. For instance, where do Chavez and Griego stand on the Occupy Wall Street protests? Haven't heard a peep out of either of them about this.
Posted by: SCC | Sep 30, 2011 6:41:57 PM
Huh, Brad who?
Posted by: VP | Oct 2, 2011 9:17:19 AM
Griego supports Occupy Wall Street.
Posted by: Proud Democrat | Oct 12, 2011 10:13:01 PM