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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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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

April 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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  1. El Paso has rejected Margo’s failed Republican politics twice. Is he simply a glutton for punishment?

    Twice is enough

    April 21, 2009 at 2:51 pm

  2. Mr. Margo is right about the straight ticket. If you are old enough to vote, you should be old enough to think for yourself. That is unless you’ve become so apathetic or lazy that you can only push one button. I know that long lines at the polls can make you want to scream. But if you have waited that long to ‘make your voice heard’ – then by golly you should take the time to at least look at the ballot before you step out of the booth. There should be no excuse for voting straight ticket other than you needed to use the bathroom and couldn’t wait.

    Tim Besco

    May 1, 2009 at 6:43 am


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