Sierra Club endorsement ignites war of words
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City Councilor and mayoral candidate Patti Bushee, left, said the Sierra Club’s endorsement of Javier Gonzales, right, was an ‘undeserved Christmas gift.’ Gonzales responded that Bushee has gone from ‘green to brown as she slings mud.’ New Mexican file photos
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 6:25 pm
The Sierra Club landed in the middle of a toxic feud between political rivals Patti Bushee and Javier Gonzales last week after the environmental organization announced it was endorsing Gonzales over Bushee in the Santa Fe mayor’s race.
“I personally have been doing endorsements for 15 years, and I’ve never experienced such strong emotions or have seen such reactions,” Susan Martin, political chairwoman of the Sierra Club Northern New Mexico Group, said Monday.
Monday, December 30, 2013 6:25 pm.