Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dead Man Lobbying

The New Mexico Independent was the first to report that contrary to initial news reports, two defendents in the Rebecca Vigil-Giron case, Joe and Daisy Kupfer, no longer are contracted to lobby for the city of Albuquerque. Mayor Marty Chavez's spokeswoman Deborah James says their contract expired in June and the decision to to renew it came in December and had nothing to do with the investigation.

The reason so many of us reported that they were still lobbying for Albuquerque is because that's the information that's on the Secretary of State's Web site.

It makes you wonder just how accurate the information is on that site.

And my Capitol Bureau partner Kate Nash found a worse example.

Ricardo Barros is listed there representing several clients.

Only trouble is, Ricardo died several months ago.

(He was a nice guy. I hope he's laughing at this right now in that great lobby in the sky.)