Dave Cargo and Pat Rogers Clash
Former New Mexico Governor Dave Cargo and Republican attorney Pat Rogers clash over vote-buying allegations at the recent Bernalillo County GOP pre-primary conventions. Watch it on Eye on New Mexico. Dennis Domrzalski co-hosts with Nicole Brady.
Rogers, as Republican operatives have been doing all week, tried to tar Cargo as a disloyal Republican for being seen with Hillary Clinton. "At least part of his time has been spent with Hillary Clinton," Rogers said in trying to explain why some Republicans don't like Cargo and why the former Republican governor was not elected as a delegate to the GOP's statewide convention on March 15.
Toward the show's end, Rogers made the remarkable allegation that Cargo, who first came to New Mexico in 1956, has made campaign contributions only to Democrats!
Republicans, Rogers said, "might not be supportive of a Republican who has only donated to Democratic candidates, including (indicted former New Mexico Treasurer) Robert Vigil and not to any Republican."
Cargo didn't take it. "Oh, that's a lie," he shot back. Citing his right to associate with whomever he wants, Cargo blasted Rogers for trying to portray him as a Clinton supporter.
"For you to say that I think is despicable," Cargo said.
|Eye on New Mexico, March 9, 2008 -- Part 1|
|Dennis and Nicole discuss controversy in Republican ranks with former New Mexico Governor Dave Cargo and GOP attorney Pat Rogers. To watch the discussion, click on the video player on the right. To see part two, click here.|