The Bets are In

The latest Campaign Finance Reports are interesting.

MountainStar Sports Group has picked their favorites.

Mayor Dee Margo received $23,031.48 from the principals of MountainStar. $3,031.48 of that was a in-kind donation from Paul Foster, for advertising. You reckon it was that dark money “Support our leaders” mailer?

Judy Gutierrez got $2,000 from Woody Hunt.

Sam “She just wouldn’t shut up” Morgan took in $2,500 from Mr. Hunt.

There’s also a mess of money from the lesser planets in MountainStar’s orbit.

The donations to the City Council candidates are hedging the bet, in case Margo loses. MountainStar wants a majority that can override Mayor Leeser’s veto.

I reckon those fat cats at MountainStar donated so much to those candidates because buying City Council is a lot cheaper than buying a soccer stadium, and MountainStar’s soccer team isn’t going to play in the Chihuahua’s ballpark forever.

If any of those candidates gets elected tomorrow, I reckon El Pasoans are going to buy the richest guys in town a soccer stadium.

One comment

  1. This “normal Caucasian” (i.e., old gringo) is going to reluctantly vote for Leeser, wishing it were for Ms. Carbajal and her creative proposal for the arena. I do not see Leeser as being that much different from Margo except not being beholden to Hunt and Foster, which, I suppose, is better. Carbajal’s 40,000 votes demonstrates that there is a new “normal” in town and it is an awakened electorate that, I hope, creates a LOT of trouble for the corporate welfare crowd on council over the next few years.

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