Of the two Democratic state reps that endorsed Republican Dee Margo over a Democratic opponent and former state rep, Representative Naomi Gonzalez is likely to be the one that feels the most impact from the move.
She's actually done a great job of keeping a low profile since the public support for Margo.
Quick sidebar: The pair seem to want to make the distinction that they didn't endorse Margo. Well they were on his mailer, gave permission to be on his mailer, and provided positive quotes for the mailer. Saying it isn't an endorsement is not only a cop-out but unnecessary.
Despite the fact that Marquez seems to have taken more of the public heat for the move, its likely that Gonzalez will actually be the one most vulnerable for the move. Rep Gonzalez's district is more Democratic and there is already talk of people interested in taking on Gonzalez.
Obviously they smell blood in the water.
And rightfully so. In the last primary Representative Gonzalez actually received less votes than under votes in the race. What the means is that of the 7466 people in her district that voted, only 2871 people voted for her. That means 4595 people skipped voting FOR her. AND NO ONE RAN AGAINST HER!
If you haven't noticed, and I'm sure Rep Gonzalez has, there's a city representative who has a large portion of his district in her district. City Representative Eddie Holguin was recently re-elected with 70% of the vote. He'd be a big threat to someone like Representative Gonzalez.
As far as I know he's never articulated that he's interested in taking on Gonzalez. But for that matter, he's never said he wasn't either.
And I know there are others that are expressing interest in taking on Gonzalez. Wouldn't it be ironic if she found herself in a multiple candidate race that would guarantee a run-off, much the way she won her seat in the first place?
Actually, to paraphrase her buddy Dee Margo, wouldn't it be "ironical"?