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Archive for April 21st, 2009

NPT Capitol: Will Margo run again?

The Capitol enjoys its fair share of gossip and rumor. One such rumor currently doing the rounds is that El Paso Businessman and Republican Party member, Dee Margo might run again in 2010.

Margo lost in 2008 to state Rep Joe Moody (District 78) which prompted a tempestuous outburst from his son Don Margo.

Apart from the rumor,the Margo’s have been quite busy lately appearing in articles in the El Paso Times and El Paso Inc. Margo’s El Paso Times piece attacked straight ticket voting in wake of the Barraza scandal.

“He (Barraza) was elected due in a large part to a tidal wave of straight-ticket voting — along with every other Democrat in El Paso County.I should know. I appeared on that same ballot in a race for state representative and was “consumed” by that tidal wave as well,” Margo said.

Could this be the opening salvo in 3rd campaign push?

Margo’s campaign website pages from the fall still come up in a google search but when you try to access them, them have been disabled. Margo’s old campaign line is still active but sends you straight through to voice mail.

Margo was in a meeting when NPT phoned him, and so was not available for comment

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April 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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NPT City: Mayor’s 30-minute campaign ad … err, State of the City Address

From the Greater Chamber. In all fairness, with respect to the provocative headline above, that’s just one way of looking at the deal, which is an annual event. What, you’d prefer NOT to hear from the mayor? Also, while looking at this fairly, the mayor’s cruising, still working but comfortably in the lead. So it may not be entirely to his benefit to be a public target as the election winds down. Please feel free to discuss in the comments section:

Please be advised that we are hosting our annual State of the City Address on Thursday, April 23rd at the Convention Center. The Mayor’s speech will begin at 12:00pm and is slated for 30 minutes.

On The Road To Greatness…….The Honorable Mayor John F. Cook will be speaking about:

– Opening the lines of Communication
– Fostering Livability in the Community
– Creating and Supporting Economic Drivers
– Creating Enhanced Mobility
– What the Future Holds

Sito Negron

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April 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

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