Some voters say they are put off by n...

Some voters say they are put off by negative campaigning in runoff

There are 17 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Some voters say they are put off by negative campaigning in runoff. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Voters slowly streamed into polling sites Tuesday morning to take advantage of their last day to vote.

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Erin

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Apr 13, 2010
Gonzales appears to have taken the high road and has refused to comment on the sexual orientation issue. On the other hand, Chavez seems like a spiteful, negative and vindictive person. Chavez states she stood by the Tiqua's when the casino was shut down...but the casino was still shut down. Standing by them accomplished nothing. I am disappointed by her (Chavez) actions, her body of work and her attitude. Democrats should realize that whomever they vote into office is a reflection on the city and its people. Chavez is a poor candidate.
reality

United States

#2 Apr 13, 2010
Barthy Byrd, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso and a former TV reporter said, “No politician gets to say ‘this is my personal life.’ Political figures almost don’t have a personal life, and if they don’t like it, they shouldn’t step into that arena.”
Tuchi

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 13, 2010
BYE skank now we have anew kid on the block , who will be an improvement. No matter what she does, we are still ahead in el paso and austin.
Clean out the office skank gonzalez is near
George W

Ft Mitchell, KY

#4 Apr 13, 2010
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mary

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Apr 13, 2010
two kids at play for all this.
sorry for El Paso
Veronica

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 13, 2010
We voted at 2:30 and were #9 and #10 to place our votes! We voted for Norma Favela! With lower turn out so low will Gilbert Sanchez and Norma Chavez be re-elected? Scary thought!
URCorrect

United States

#8 Apr 13, 2010
reality wrote:
Barthy Byrd, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso and a former TV reporter said,“No politician gets to say ‘this is my personal life.’ Political figures almost don’t have a personal life, and if they don’t like it, they shouldn’t step into that arena.”
If Naomi doesn't want to discuss her personal life she should not be in public life. Voters have a right to know who they are voting for and if they accept their lifestyle and/or orientation or not.
The Foot Clan

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 Apr 13, 2010
reality wrote:
Barthy Byrd, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso and a former TV reporter said,“No politician gets to say ‘this is my personal life.’ Political figures almost don’t have a personal life, and if they don’t like it, they shouldn’t step into that arena.”
Come on, an assistant professor in journalism! Of course she is going to say that, I'm all for transparency in our government and elected officials but something's are personal. She is under no obligation to state her sexual orientation, she hasn't and the media hasn't been hounding her about it. So no matter what this professor or you think the reality is that she isn't going to say it. Sometimes you need to remember that we live in the real world and this is what's going on right now.
vatin

El Paso, TX

#10 Apr 13, 2010
it's true, Im not voting due to the dirty campaigning. Way to scare off voters ladies
timesgone

United States

#11 Apr 13, 2010
this is not san fransico to have more degenerates represent us no wonder no one is voting
fernie

United States

#12 Apr 13, 2010
U know why most people will not vote? Because only people who absolutely have nothing better to do, or people who have a direct or indirect (crooked) interest in politics will vote for these wana be political clowns.
free speech

United States

#13 Apr 13, 2010
The Foot Clan wrote:
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Come on, an assistant professor in journalism! Of course she is going to say that, I'm all for transparency in our government and elected officials but something's are personal. She is under no obligation to state her sexual orientation, she hasn't and the media hasn't been hounding her about it. So no matter what this professor or you think the reality is that she isn't going to say it. Sometimes you need to remember that we live in the real world and this is what's going on right now.
Come on, the media is a pathetic joke in this town with zero credibility or ethics! Of course they are not going to hound her for that or anything else, like platform details, they actually picked her a candidate. The media doesn't get to decide what the public needs to know.

Sorry dude regardless of what you would like to think the reality is, people are fed up with electeds lying and refusing to respond or represent them. Nothing is personal or private for an elected official in this town anymore.

Local officials have taken way to much liberty with this to the point of corruption and in some cases the media has been complicit because they have blurred the line of professionalism with some.

I agree she is not obligated to make a statement and no one has asked her to because she was not outed. She previously had attended a very large community meeting with her partner.

The statement was made in response to her verbal abuse of a consitutent who asked a question. But that abuse seems to be ok with you. You and your candidate need to remember that we live in the real world and if she is going to judge, profile, and abuse constituents based on the way they are dressed or speak she can expect the same in return.
Dognponyact

El Paso, TX

#14 Apr 13, 2010
Thats because people know there will be no difference in representation just another politician serving their own interest.
People not only know better but they are also well aware of the useless aftermath of another waste of a politician.
Get back to me in a couple of months and witness the nothingness these politician bring to the table. unless its in their own interest?lol
Dognponyact

El Paso, TX

#15 Apr 13, 2010
Qualifications for being a politician in El PAso.

$creW the people and make money with a portrait family.
Dognponyact

El Paso, TX

#16 Apr 13, 2010
Chacon said election officials and state legislators are considering ways to improve people's access to elections.

We are so outdated use the internet!!!!

oh wait nobody votes lol nobody cares
Taco

United States

#17 Apr 13, 2010
Final tally:
Chavez - 1
Gonzalez - 2
lol

El Paso, TX

#18 Apr 13, 2010
Taco wrote:
Final tally:
Chavez - 1
Gonzalez - 2
and these three people believe in change

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