Cobos, Perez blast from the past: “We’re pretty close friends.”
Last night, late, I was going through NPT files looking for a picture of Barbara Perez to go with this Roy Ortega Column.
So I came across this piece, from a debate between Perez and County Judge Anthony Cobos in 2006. Some interesting excerpts:
Cobos:I do want to clarify or really put a couple of things for perspective. Yes, two years ago when my opponent ran for county commissioner, not this race, I did give her $1,000. She had secured a large contribution for me from the Tiguas when I ran for office in 1999. Most people don’t know we’re pretty close friends. I announced for this office in August of last year. Three months after I announced, she announced. What does that say about friendship? Politics is a very strange animal.
Perez: I would also proudly like to say I have been endorsed by 11 different endorsements, I would like to mention three, County Judge Dolores Briones has endorsed me, city Representative Beto O’Rourke has endorsed me, and city Representative Steve Ortega.
Cobos is right, politics really is strange … all we need now is for Perez to run for county judge again with the endorsements of Cobos (if he does not run again), O’Rourke and Ortega.
— Sito Negron