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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 11:00 pm

Why Linda Lopez for governor when we already have another Hispanic woman in Santa Fe? My personal answer to that question — as a Hispanic male and as a responsible voter — is a no-brainer.

On one hand, we have Susana Martinez, who emerged from modest Texas roots in El Paso to become leader of the most unique state in the United States, an accomplishment to be lauded regardless of party. She represents the American dream for most working-class people and millions of Hispanic men and women. Yet, lately, that dream is fading, thanks to many of the deep-pocketed right-wing, special-interest groups that now call Susana their friend. And on the other hand, we have Sen. Linda Lopez, whose record in public office has never strayed from representing the common New Mexican.

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