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STEVE TERRELL

Roundhouse Roundup

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:00 am | Updated: 11:41 pm, Sun Nov 24, 2013.

Republican Janice Arnold-Jones lost a close Albuquerque City Council race Tuesday. And one of the major reasons for that defeat — the abortion issue — strikes me as ironic. During her years in the Roundhouse, she never really was known as a social conservative.

Jones served eight years in the state House of Representatives. And she was highly regarded by the Capitol press corps. She’s smart and accessible. She had a real independent streak. She once voted against her own GOP floor leader for House speaker. She was one of a handful of Republicans to vote to repeal the death penalty.

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2 comments:

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 11:41 am on Thu, Nov 28, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 656

    Well it shouldn't be a political "issue" in the first place. It's about a woman's right to chose what she does with HER body. Men and the Christian right (NOT) have made it a political issue.

     
  • Jospeh Tafoya posted at 8:50 am on Sun, Nov 24, 2013.

    Jighead Posts: 75

    Mr. Terrall you maybe right, but I would submit to you that if abortion issues defines how voters determine a candidates qualifications to hold office, we are in a world of hurt.

     

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