Monday, June 1, 2009

The Facebook Candidate

Just a couple of years ago Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez successfully carried a bill that would have scuttled the mandatory electronic filing of campaign finance reports. (It passed the Legislature but was vetoed by Gov. Bill Richardson.)

He explained at the time that he wasn't trying to sandbag electronic reports --- which makes it easier for the press and the public to access. “This isn’t trying to hide campaign-finance reports,” he told me in 2007. “It’s for people like me who aren’t very good at computers or access to the Internet.”

That was then, this is now.

This weekend, like some Internet hipster, Sanchez used his Facebook page to announce that he's forming an "exploratory committee" for a possible gubernatorial run.

You don't have to have a Facebook account to check out his page. Just CLICK HERE.