Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weh, Turner to chair Duran campaign for SOS

Wondering what happened to gubernatorial would-bes Allen Weh and Doug Turner? Wonder no more. The pair have teamed up to co-chair the campaign of Sen. Dianna Duran for Secretary of State, they said in an announcement.

"In the next couple of week, Dianna must raise $250,000 to get up on television, get her name out and build the support needed to close a very narrow gap in the polls," the email says.

"This year, we have a real opportunity to shift the balance of power in our state and in our nation. And while we are excited at the prospects of victories at the top of our Republican ticket, we can’t forget about critical down ballot candidates."

While the Secretary of State's Office isn't typically a big headline getter, it has been this year, given allegations by former employees of wrongdoing, among other things.

With Susana Martinez in a good spot (at least in recent polls) to take the governor's mansion, it seems some Republicans are turning their attention to another seat they'd really like to win. The email points out that the GOP hasn't held the Secretary of State's Office since 1928.

By the way, there will be a debate between Duran and incumbent Mary Herrera next week. It will be aired, and streamed online, at 4 p.m. Thursday on KSFR, 101.1 FM.

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