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The Other Choice

I’ll start by saying I’ve always been a bit iffy on Olivia Cajero-Bedford. My opinions about her are still colored by a driven-by-bitterness attempt to break the caucus a few years back and subsequent support for a rather gawdawful budget, and her silly statement about incandescent light bulbs didn’t help either.

Still, she’s been a reliable vote and voice on reproductive rights, and given the current direction of the Republican caucus, it’s good to see that up there.

Enter María García, who is running against Cajero-Bedford in the Democratic primary. She’s the widow of former Senator Jorge García, and she was Cajero-Bedford’s predecessor, since she was appointed to fill a couple of months of Jorge’s term after his death.

She hasn’t run the most high profile campaign, for example she didn’t even submit a profile for the Clean Elections pamphlet. But, this week a mailer went out on her behalf from the American Federation for Children.

Well…that’s nice. I’m for children too…wait a second.

It turns out that the organization advocates for school vouchers, a little detail that is not included at all on the mailer. In fact, the mailer is all about jobs.

Apparently, school vouchers are such a fantastic idea that they are unwilling to campaign on them.

Other candidates supported by the group include John Huppenthal, John Kavanagh, Al Melvin as well as Russell Pearce during his recall election last year.

Cast your own judgements there.

6 Comments

  1. AZW88 wrote:

    Wonder if those who have been openly and secretly backing Garcia will back away from her now.

    Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink
  2. Gene Chewning wrote:

    I have run against Olivia for State House and have had many dealings with her since. I find her to be a woman of integrity, who truly cares for the people of this district. Even though I disagree with her on some issues, she has my vote.

    Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Permalink
  3. Camel Herder wrote:

    I agree with Tedski about how Olivia has said some dumb. It’s interesting tos ee that Olivia’s chairman is Dan Cavanagh, who lobbies for Freeport McMoran. Does Olivia support the Rosemont Mine? If she doesn’t, it begs the question of her true commitment to the environment and speaks volumes her ethics.

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  4. Camel Herder wrote:

    My repoost: I agree with Tedski about how Olivia has said some dumb things. It’s interesting to see that Olivia’s chairman is Dan Cavanagh, who lobbies for Freeport McMoran. Does Olivia support the Rosemont Mine? If she doesn’t, it begs the question of her true commitment to the environment and speaks volumes about her ethics.

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink
  5. Bill wrote:

    Camel Herder, doesn’t it always suck when you see your typos just as you’re hitting the “send” button? : )

    Monday, August 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
  6. jodi wrote:

    Carmen, oops I mean Olivia has never, NEVER been effective representation for my district. Now with the re-districting, I believe she no longer lives in the district.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Permalink