Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nogales Mayor Says He Never Said That People Want To "Lynch" Grijalva

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Politico reports on a peculiar dust-up involving Congressman Raul Grijalva, Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino and Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, who hopes to challenge Grijalva in 2012:

A southern Arizona border mayor is denying he ever said his residents wanted to "lynch" Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva for supporting a boycott of the state — a charge made by Republican House candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer.

In an interview with POLITICO, Mercer said one of the reasons she can defeat Grijalva in the 7th Congressional District next year is because the mayor of Nogales told her "people down there want to lynch him."

"That is what the mayor says, people down there, they want to lynch him," she said. "He doesn't show up in Nogales because people want to lynch him."

But Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino, a Democrat, said he never uttered those words and doesn't know why Mercer would say he did.

"She's talking about lynching the congressman? No, I would never say that," Garino said when reached by phone. “She visited my office. But never did we discuss anything like that.”

[Politico]

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