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Marisa Marquez fund-raiser

State Rep. Marisa Marquez had a fund-raiser at Pot au Feu in Downtown El Paso on Monday. Familiar faces were there — Dee Margo, Rick Francis, Harold Hahn and other regular political donors. It’s an irony in El Paso that Democrats often get funding from Republicans, who have very few elected officials here (and among those, the Haggerty clan has dominated, and has not always been on board with the big donor Republicans). State Rep. Norma Chavez, for example, has received donations from many of the same figures.

Marquez distanced herself from the event when asked who organized it: “This isn’t my fund raiser. We didn’t organize it, the business community did, and there’s a big difference.”

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 17, 2009 at 8:06 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Big difference, my arse!

    I guess those checks that did not have your name on it because it was not your fundraiser will not be deposited in your campaign account.

    The fundraiser was organized was without regard to your schedule because it was not for you. You just happened to be at the right place at the right time and “SURPRISE!”

    I can only imagine the shock of your face. But then again, it was not your fundraiser so you got no checks.

    Al Capone

    September 17, 2009 at 10:23 am

  2. Very subtle use of sarcasm, Mr Capone…


    September 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  3. Mr. Capone, please – your rudeness is not appreciated! Find something else to keep your limited views on . . .


    September 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

  4. Subtle is the right word for Capone, ironically using the name of one of the most corruptive figures in history then blogging about this event. Come on, it’s obvious you don’t know how to read between the lines. It’s clear Rep. Marquez didn’t plan this event for herself at all. Whoever planned this event OBVIOUSLY invited the people mentioned above. What do you expect her to do, kick the republicans out? Nope, instead she was polite and let everyone enjoy the night. Tell you what, if you think your negative comments will change people’s thoughts of our Rep…sadly you’re mistaken. Her results shows prove for support. Kinda makes me wonder if your real screen name is, “NC-Brownoser”. Hell, I don’t even know Marquez but I like what she’s done! And I’m sure I’ll love what she does when she gets re-elected!


    September 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm

  5. Limited views? This coming from Alice in Wonderland.

    Al Capone

    September 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm

  6. “Hell, I dont even know Marquez but I like what she’s done!”

    If that is not a contradiction, I don’t know what is.

    “And I’m sure I’ll love what she does when she gets re-elected.”

    So right now, you just “like” a person that you do not know, but you will “love” what this person does after next November.

    If that is not “brown-nosing,” I don’t know what is.


    September 17, 2009 at 7:50 pm

  7. Chatterbox, you sure do live up to your name.

    I can see you read a book or two.

    The means, the party and who “organized” it can be different, but the ends are the same, campaign checks. So contrary, Ms. Marquez’s claim there is NO big difference.

    What the hell is “NC-brownoser”?

    Al Capone

    September 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  8. Al Capone was corrupt but so were all of his customers that bought his boot-legged booze. I am almost sure if there was a prohibition on alcohol again and Al Capone was still around, Ms. Marquez would be one of his biggest customers.

    Al Capone

    September 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm

  9. Its funny when the reporter arrives the interesting people run like cucarachas. Its like the RAID commercial.


    September 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

  10. Its all about Money not part lines, just about Money.

    Money Money

    September 21, 2009 at 11:58 pm

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