Sunday, July 19, 2009

GOP's Turner hires staff for potential guv run

a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href=",+Doug.jpg"img style="margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; float: right; cursor: pointer; width: 120px; height: 160px;" src=",+Doug.jpg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5358741665508256850" border="0" //ap class="MsoNormal"Republican a href=";m=2" target="_blank"Doug Turner/a is putting all the pieces in place for a 2010 gubernatorial run, though he isn’t saying at this point that he’s certain he’s running./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"Turner is “leaning toward getting into the race,” he said Tuesday in an interview, adding that he has “hired a few folks, brought on some external consultants” and done significant polling. He said he has an “initial staff” in place./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"The CEO of the Albuquerque-based public relations firm a href="" target="_blank"DW Turner/a said he has already spent “considerable” personal money preparing for a run./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"“We’re making sure we’ve got the right team and the right resources and, when all that’s in place, we’ll announce,” Turner said./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"Turner was state director for former Gov. a href="" target="_blank"Gary Johnson’s/a first campaign in 1994 and manager of his re-election campaign in 1998. Turner was also deputy political director for a href="" target="_blank"Steve Forbes’/a unsuccessful 2000 presidential campaign./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"He a href=""has previously said/a he won’t form an exploratory committee -- he will either run or not -- and has indicated that he will make a final decision in mid to late August./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"The only declared Republican gubernatorial candidate is Albuquerque financial adviser and Army National Guard brigadier general a href="" target="_blank"Greg Zanetti/a, but Doña Ana County District Attorney a href=""Susana Martinez/a plans to enter the race on Friday. Former state GOP Chairman a href="" target="_blank"Allen Weh/a and state Rep. a href="" target="_blank"Janice Arnold-Jones/a, R-Albuquerque, have formed exploratory committees./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"And former U.S. Rep. a href="" target="_blank"Heather Wilson/a has said she is seriously considering running./p p class="MsoNormal"o:p /o:p/p p class="MsoNormal"On the Democratic side, the only declared candidate is Lt. Gov. a href="" target="_blank"Diane Denish/a. Senate Majority Leader a href="" target="_blank"Michael Sanchez/a says he’s formed an exploratory committee as he considers challenging Denish for the nomination, but he hasn’t been very active in the race./pdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src=''//div

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