Wednesday, May 2, 2012

El Paso Times: Dirty-campaign accusations rise at forum

SOCORRO -- A forum for candidates in the Precinct 3 county commissioner race on Tuesday attracted more political candidates and their families and supporters than community residents -- making it more of a cheering competition than a debate.
The forum was hosted by the Socorro Police Officers Association in conjunction with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Association and moderated by local political blogger Jaime Abeytia.
The 90-minute forum between the Democratic primary candidates -- Rodolfo "Rudy" Loya, Dora Oaxaca, Vince Perez and Chente Quintanilla -- ended with accusations of dirty campaigning and cheers and boos from the audience of about 50 people.

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