I'm shocked by this press release. I'm cutting and pasting here, directly from JOP!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
El Paso, Texas - June 7, 2010 - This is in response to the news that a group of residents is lobbying Rep. Eddie Holguin to run in the State Rep. 76 slot in November.
Jaime O. Perez (R) County Judge Candidate welcomed the news. A candidate of the caliber of Eddie Holguin Jr. is needed to represent the lower valley. His non-partisan voting history and his fiscal conservatism makes him a natural fit for the tea partiers.
Perez said, "I think Repubicans will respect the fact a blue dog Democrat is close enough to their valuesto vote for him. This is particularly so, since there is no Republican in that race."
Jaime O. Perez (R)
County Judge 2011