Camacho to Run for Washington Delegate

March 11, 2010


The Covenant Party announced that it would be endorsing former Rep. Joseph Camacho as their candidate for Washington Delegate. Rep. Camacho was the Republican Floor Leader for the 16th legislature before jumping parties to support Fitial. He backed Congressman Gregoprio (Kilili) Sablan in the last election. Congressman Sablan is seeking re-election.

The Marianas Variety reported:
Fitial said he strongly believes that the CNMI needs someone with legal training and expertise, considering the “chemistry” in the U.S. Congress, 70 percent of whose members are attorneys, he added.

“I am very happy that the Covenant Party will be supporting a candidate who is legally trained and also has a degree in public administration, a master’s and has experience as a lawmaker,” Fitial told the ruling party’s officials and members yesterday.
The Saipan Tribune quoted controversial Covenant Party supporter Aldan:
Former Corrections Commissioner Dolores M. Aldan, who was also at the gathering, said she's proud that the Covenant Party “has a more qualified candidate” with legal background.

“The CNMI will be in good hands if he wins this,” she said.
Opinions anyone?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad Joe has gone over to the dark side. No chance of winning being aligned with Covenant. Not after the first two months of corruption and more madness. Won't get my vote!

rocking chair lawyer said...

I'm not voting against Camacho; I'm voting FOR Kilili. It would take pages to list all he has done for the CNMI for the short time he has been in Congress. He has the respect of other members and serves on key committees. Fitial is the laughing stock of Washington. He never had credibility, but after massage gate it's over for him and anyone affiliated with him.

Anonymous said...

Biba Kilili!

Anonymous said...

I lost my respect for Joe when he turned green. Look who he picks for campaign manager. A convicted felon Felix Nogis: http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=1&newsID=27263

Anonymous said...

I did not vote for Greg Kilili in the last election but I will support him over anyone, anyone including Joe Camacho, for our delegate.

Greg has done more in just one year than JNB and Pete A combined.

No apologies; my support goes to Greg Kilili.

Anonymous said...

AND the FEDS have jurisdiction over the election. Cash payments, CUC bill payments or reconnects, promises of employment, irregularities with absentee ballots, ALL will result in JAIL TIME IN THE FEDERAL PEN.

Anonymous said...

Kilili, we owe you a lot for everything you've done for us in such a short time. I will back you 100%

capatain said...

I am wondering what his fee was to turn into what he has become in a few years. He is surrounded by all "clowns" Every one of the people around him have "excess baggage" and "skeletons" in the closet. To bad, I thought he was much smarter than he turned out to be. I wonder if he went to the same Law School as Cinta, maybe there is somthing in the water at that place that makes them all the way they are.
Maybe it is just his "ego" is much bigger than he is. And thuis after all the talk of how mhe worked many "menial" jobs to put himself through college. I wonder if there was any truth in that.

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Joe. He got the best campaign manager, Felix Nogis, a convicted felon. Felix started calling friends like what he did during his time at WIA.

Anonymous said...

Promises for employment to potential voters have now started if they vote for Joe Camacho. As usual, the dirty tricks of the notorious gang of Jack Manglona, Tony Rasiang, Felix Nogis, Oscar Babauta and Ike Demapan are now being initiated. In addition payment to CUC for reconnection, electric/water bill and deposits is used as a bait to poor people.

Anonymous said...

Joe Camacho was a lousy lawyer and a lousy legislator. He would have made a lousy lieutenant governor. He would make a lousy delegate.

The man has zero integrity.

Anonymous said...

Nogis is a thug, but Kilili is a strattle-pole(fence-sitter)

Anonymous said...

Kilili also made a lot of unfulfilled employment promises during the 2008 campaign, and I suspect people won't forget.

I expect Joe Camacho will be smart enough to refrain from such promises, because being a Delegate to Congress is not like being Governor of the CNMI or even a CNMI Congressman with regard to patronage employment.

But maybe there will be better candidates in the offing, such as Jesus C. Borja, Pamela S. Brown, or Christina-Marie E. Sablan!