Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Matthew, We Hardly Knew Ye

It's news these days when somebody isn't running for lieutenant governor of New Mexico, so here's some news.

Political newcomer Matthew Padilla, who publicly had been toying with the idea of running for the #2 post announced via email this morning that he's not running and that he'll "formally" (does that involve a tuxedo?) endorse Brian Colón for the job. He plans to read a statement to that effect tonight at a forum in Santa Fe for the remaining Democratic lieutenant governor candidates.

Padilla joins fellow Democratic non-lieutenant governor candidates Espanola Mayor Joe Maestas and Hector Balderas (who is seeking re-election as state auditor).

The forum, which is open to the public starts at 6:30 p.m. at the NEA Building, 2007 Botulph Road.