NEVADANS CALL FOR RICHARDSON CANDIDACY
Form "Draft Richardson Committee"
Las Vegas, NV— Seventy prominent Nevadans called on New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson today to seek the Presidency in 2008. "Nevada will be a lynch-pin in the Democratic Presidential nomination process in 2008 and many Nevadans believe Bill Richardson is the best choice to lead our party", stated "Draft Committee" Chairman Reynaldo Martinez, a resident of Incline Village, and former chief of staff to U.S. Senator Harry Reid. Earlier this year the Democratic National Committee (DNC) designated Nevada to be the second state to hold a nomination contest on January 19, 2008 following Iowa (caucus) January 14 and before New Hampshire (primary) January 22, and South Carolina (primary) January 29. Nevada will be a "caucus" state and the State Democratic Party will sponsor and organize the state-wide event. Martinez added, "Bill Richardson is the Favorite-Son of the West, and the West beginning with Nevada can lead the Democrats to the White House in 2008."
Joining Martinez as Co-Chairs of the "Draft Committee" are Hannah Irsfeld
of Las Vegas, Judge John F. Mendoza of Las Vegas and Robert McGowan of
Reno. Other notable Nevadans calling for Richardson to run include; Carlos
Blumberg (Las Vegas), Jeff Taguchi (Las Vegas), John Henry Brebbia (Las
Vegas), Dr. R.D. Prabhu (Las Vegas), Horacio Lopez (Las Vegas), Vicki Hulbert
(N. Las Vegas), Lee Wastell (Las Vegas), Don Ellis (Henderson), Kim Ellis
(Henderson), Eva Garcia (Las Vegas), John Medina (N. Las Vegas), Jose G.
Troncoso (Las Vegas), Holly Johnson Troncoso (Las Vegas), Robert Agonia
(Las Vegas), Larry Mason (Las Vegas), Marcelo Napoli (Las Vegas), Dr. Rene
Cantu (Henderson), Dr. Letitia Medina Worth (Las Vegas), Dr. Lata Shete
(Las Vegas), George T. Lopez (Las Vegas), Michael Pariente (Las Vegas),
Sandy Ellis (Henderson), Bob Ellis (Henderson), Curtis Anderson (Las Vegas),
Dr. Agustin Orci (Las Vegas), Alejandro Alverez (Las Vegas), Sylvia Lazos
(Las Vegas), Pat Hodges (Las Vegas), Gloria Martinez Ferree (Henderson),
Hugh Ferree (Las Vegas), Mary Geidlel (Las Vegas), Xavier Rivas (Las Vegas),
Ismael and Monica Sanchez (Las Vegas), Linda Smith (Las Vegas), Troy Wade
(Las Vegas), Fernando Romero (Las Vegas), Earl and Susan Greene (Las Vegas),
James E. Rogers (Las Vegas), Harlane and Racquel Sumida (Henderson), Maria
Sefchick (Reno), Marino De La Rosa (Reno), Geralda Miller (Reno), Rosemary
Flores (Henderson), Vito De La Cruz (Reno), Gus Ramos (Las Vegas), Dr.
Raquel Casas (Las Vegas), Lonnie Feemster (Sparks), Luisa Mendoza (Las
Vegas), Mario Castro (Las Vegas), Miguel Castro (Las Vegas), Javier Trujillo
(Las Vegas), Michael Reed (Reno), Theresa Navarro (Reno), Sherri Overstreet
(Reno), Chris and Julie Wedge (Reno), Frederico Bannelos (Carson City),
Rita McGeary (Reno), Luis and Emma Guzman (Sparks), Steve Heslop (Sparks),
William Thorton (Reno), and Diane Sauer Martinez (Incline Village). The
group includes African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, significant
Democratic Party activists and environmentalists.
The above release was
preceded a day earlier by this intriguing release:
From: 2008 Presidential Draft Committee [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wed 12/20/2006 5:05 PM
Subject: ADVISORY: NEVADANS TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT 2008
December 20, 2006 Contact Information Available Tomorrow at Time of
*NEVADANS TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT 2008 *
Las Vegas, NV-More than 50 prominent Nevadans will make a major announcement
on Thursday, December 21, regarding the 2008 Presidential Campaign.
A "Draft Committee" has been formed and will announce their plans and members
at that time. Nevada is scheduled to be the second state in the nation
to hold a
nomination contest, a caucus, as part of the 2008 road to the White House.
*WHO: Draft Committee *
*WHAT: Release Regarding the 2008 Democratic Nomination *
*WHEN: Thursday, December 21, 2006 *