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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:30 PM
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(Abq Mayor) Marty Chavez drops out of NM Senate race, endorses Tom Udall
Edited on Fri Dec-07-07 07:38 PM by LandOLincoln
Source: KOB-TV, Albuquerque

Just announced on KOB's 5:00 newscast.

Read more: http://kob.com/article/stories/S279154.shtml?cat=500



Well I'll be damned. Good for Marty. Didn't know he had it in him.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:39 PM
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1. Don't know that much about the Chavez-Udall race.
Why is Chavez' withdrawal a good thing? Did the race have the potential to get ugly?
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:42 PM
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3. It was already ugly, though Chavez never really had much of a chance.
BTW, Chavez is also a Democrat, though well to the right of Udall.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:43 PM
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4. I assumed he was, since he was endorsing Udall.
Thanks for the info though.
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:02 PM
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5. LOL! Yeah, normally that endorsement would be a safe
indicator of party affiliation, but these times are not what I'd call normal.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 07:39 PM
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2. Great news.
Chavez could have lost that seat for the Democratic party.

Wonder why the idiot dropped out.
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queerart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:21 PM
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6. I Would Guess. . . . . . .
It may have something to do with his ex-wife, that has a little crazy on her face.....

Or his troublesome daughter.......

Just Guesses on my part however.........
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:25 PM
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7. Udall was outpolling Marty by a wide margin, and I suspect
Marty got leaned on by a whole posse of party bigwigs.

Anyway, Kos is on it, as I knew he'd be. He hates Chavez:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/7/18943/4215/731/419300
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queerart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 08:39 PM
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8. Hummmmm.......
I don't know about any pressure......

But didn't his ex-wife run against him in the Mayor's race when they got divorced? (just for a short period)

... and I remember vividly about his intoxicated daughter ending up in someones back yard (in her vehicle)

I think he simply has too much baggage for higher office.....

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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 09:36 PM
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9. He does have
too much baggage, too many ethics problems and he has pissed off too many people to risk loosing that Senate seat over.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 07:27 PM
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13. Your Rocky quote makes me smile. He's my mayor and I'm very proud.
Too bad he's leaving in January, though the guy replacing him is a liberal too!
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newruby Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:06 AM
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10. marty chavez
just want to mention that Udall is one of the best guys around, he has an excellent record and is a really clean politician
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:20 AM
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11. Now that a Udall is in the race for the Senate maybe
we can pick this seat up. I have not been keeping up with NM but I do know that Rep. Heather Wilson(r) is seeking this office. Remember Rep Wilson was also named as one of several people that called the U.S. Attorney to see how indictments of democrats were proceding prior to the 06 election.

Ben David
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:44 PM
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12. According to today's Albuquerque Journal,
"Chavez's announcement came less than two months after he declared his candidacy and apparently after much behind-the-scenes maneuvering." (My emphasis)

I would bet money (if I had any) that everyone from Bill Richardson and Howard Dean (whom Marty endorsed in 2003) on up to and including Marty's (former) close buddy the Big Dog himself* leaned on him to get his ass out of the race and leave the field clear for Udall to kick Heather's ample behind.

*During the Dawg's first term, he used to come swooping in on AF One for an appearance or two here and in Santa Fe (wearing cowboy boots IIRC), then grab up Marty and some takeout from M&J's restaurant downtown and head back for DC, where they were often photographed jogging together.

This was shortly after Henry Cisneros went down in flames, and it was obvious Marty was being groomed as the next up-and-coming Hispanic pol. Ah, nostalgia...

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