Thursday, May 17, 2012
Chavez for Congress New TV Ad: Marty Can Take the “Hits”
Today, former Albuquerque Mayor and current Congressional candidate Marty Chavez debuted a new television ad titled “Hits.”
Set in the historical Jack Candelaria/San Jose gym and filmed with local professional boxer Josh "Pit Bull" Torres (7-1-1, 5KOs), the spot reinforces that to get things done in Congress, you have to be able to take the hits from powerful interests.
Throughout his career, Marty has always taken the hits on behalf of New Mexican families. Whether it was as the ONLY elected official to testify to save Kirtland Air Force Base and nearly 7,000 jobsi, standing up to developers to pass one of the toughest green building codes in the nationii, suing the Bush Administration over greenhouse gas emissionsiii or supporting President Obama's fuel efficiency standardsiv, Marty has proved tough enough to get things done, even in the most hostile environments.
As President Bill Clinton said in endorsing Marty earlier this year, “I know that Marty will take on our big challenges, stand up to special interests, and fight to create clean energy jobs in New Mexico because he's proven time and again that he can get the job done.”
Marty’s ad says he “stood up to developers.” PANTS ON FIRE MARTY!!
We all know he’s funded by developers and real estate moguls. And here’s the proof.
If that Chavez guy wasn’t bought and paid for by developers and real estate interests, then I don’t know what. Throw in several thousands of dollars from oil and gas too, and we’ve got a good picture of Chavez. He's no friend of labor, and no progressive. He's bought by business.
Don’t believe what his campaign says, just look at his record and follow the money. That’s how you know who to trust.
Look at a few of Marty’s funders, from land developers, oil and gas businesses like Chevron, and real estate moguls:
amount date contributor_name contributor_occupation
14000 05/09/1998 KOCH, JAMES H & NENE A INSURANCE AGENT
8000 05/09/1998 WHITTINGTON, SCOTT GULFSTREAM WORLDWIDE REALTY
5000 10/23/1998 CAP II PETERSON PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC REAL ESTATE
5000 11/03/1998 MAPA INC HEALTH CARE REIMBURSEMENT SERVICES
5000 04/22/1998 PREMIER DISTRIBUTING CO BEER DISTRIBUTOR
5000 09/25/1998 URBAN DEVELOPMENT CO REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
5000 09/25/1998 HALE, BRUCE W & GLYNNETTE M ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION
5000 10/02/1998 LA COMPANIA MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT REAL ESTATE
5000 09/25/1998 LA COMPANIA MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT REAL ESTATE
5000 09/20/1998 DASCO ENERGY CORP OIL & GAS BUSINESS
5000 10/05/1998 IMA INC REAL ESTATE
5000 10/02/1998 LABELLA HOMES INC HOME BUILDER
5000 05/18/1998 LA COMPANIA MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT PROPERTY MGMT CO
3000 06/23/1998 BENDHEIM, JACK C PRES CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER & DIST
3000 09/25/1998 PRESBYTERIAN HEALTH CARE SERVICES HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
3000 07/23/1998 IMA INC REAL ESTATE
3000 07/29/1998 OTERO, SONNY & LORRAINE REAL ESTATE
3000 07/29/1998 SINGLETON, HELEN MOBILE HOME SALES
3000 10/20/1998 CHEVRON CORP PETROLEUM CORPORATION
2000 04/17/1998 ROSENWALD COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
2000 10/19/1998 AMREP SOUTHWEST REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
2000 10/08/1998 ANDERSON, GARY & DON REAL ESTATE
2000 11/03/1998 GABALDON, EUGENE & ELIZABETH M (LIZ) SALAZAR REAL ESTATE
2000 05/18/1998 DURKOVICH, KAREN A & STEPHEN G PROPERTY MGMT
Don’t believe what his campaign says, just look at his record and follow the money.
That’s how you know who to trust.
Posted by: Sincere labor supporter | May 17, 2012 7:29:29 PM
Chavez should stop the charade campaigning like anyone would believe he's a progressive (or even a Democrat, for that matter). He should know better that no one believes him. Every day he spends sniping at Griego, all he's doing is letting Lujan Grisham sneak up on his conservative corporatist base, since she sounds just like him these days.
Posted by: Downtown Progressive | May 17, 2012 7:47:22 PM
Both Marty Chavez and Michelle Lujan Grisham are positioning themselves to win support while Eric Griego is taking positions to support us all.
The differences between these candidates are profound. I have confidence that the electorate won't be hoodwinked.
Posted by: Lora Lucero | May 17, 2012 11:54:51 PM
I'm constantly amazed by the negativity of these "progressives" who speak of positive campaigning and such. Who are these people with big mouths and small minds?
Posted by: CD1 | May 18, 2012 8:03:21 AM