UPDATE 2/3/12: Independent Source PAC Video explains Dirty Downs Dealings
UPDATE 1/13/12: KRQE reports that Laguna Development company has filed a formal protest regarding the process in which the state contract to operate the racetrack at the Albuquerque State Fair Grounds. After what many have called a possible “sweetheart deal”, heavily influenced by acts of the Governor, the contract was swiftly awarded to the Downs. Laguna is citing multiple issues with the hasty procedure and practices therein, further claiming that the State Fair Grounds Committee may currently be in violation of the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act. Full story here.
Fortunately I’m not the only one keeping one eye on the Gov. Democracy for New Mexico headlined Saturday with, “US Attorney Alerts FBI to Martinez Expo Deal”.
The must see post outlines how a bid-rigging complaint filed by political action group, Independent Source PAC has been forwarded to the FBI by US Attorney Kenneth Gonzales.
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE and here:
Martinez’s change isn’t yet bold enough
Politics with Joe Monahan – Downs Doings
The Santa Fe New Mexican – Group seeks probe of racetrack lease
Albuquerque Journal – Downs Deal Smells of Money
Albuquerque Journal – Expo Status Quo Doesn’t Serve Public
Albuquerque Journal (as picked-up by the Associated Press) – Political Ties And The Downs
KRQE-TV – Gov. Ally Says She Pushed Downs Deal
Democracy for NM implores readers to take action saying: Today’s news is big news, and we need you to help spread the word, New Mexicans won’t stand for “pay-to-play” deals and back-room gambles with our money!