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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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April 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm

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NPT City: District 3: Say what? Vote what?

Quick note on District 3 race:

— City Rep. Emma Acosta said her challenger, the former representative Alexandro Lozano, told her that he would not run against her: “He went to my office a few months ago and he told me, ‘I don’t want you to be concerned, I’m not going to run against you, I’m going to run for mayor.’ I said ok, whatever, it’s your decision, right?”

— Lozano said he changed his mind. He said the meeting was right after she was elected, which was about a year ago: “In fact, I had to call her about three times to get an appointment. So finally I went to her office, and said you know what, I don’t think I’m going to run for City Council, don’t worry about it. But you know, things change. … the vote on legalizing drugs made me aware that something was wrong at City Council.”

Check back later here or on the NPT Home Page for more on the race.

Sito Negron


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 23, 2009 at 10:56 am