ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — She’s cracked us up with her YouTube comedy video “Sh*t Burqueños Say” and been featured in television ads promoting the state fair; now, Lynette LaBurqueña – played by Lauren Poole – is bringing some much needed levity to Albuquerque’s mayoral race.
Chávez – behind the wheel and talking on his cellphone – responds, “I know. I know. If it were up to me.”
“Omberrs,” Lynette says, before ending the call. “Bueno, bye.”
She then picks up the Journal and sees side-by-side photos of mayoral candidates Tim Keller and Dan Lewis on the front page.
“They look the same,” she says to herself.
At that point, her cellphone rings and it’s State Auditor Tim Keller, who is up against City Councilor Dan Lewis in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff. He’s calling to remind her to vote.
Lynette: Didn’t I just get off the phone with you?
Keller: Um, I don’t think so.
Lynette: Wait, you’re running for mayor?
Lynette: But, you’re not Marty Chávez?
Lynette: If you want to win, you should really go by Marty.
Keller: Well, I hope you’ll remember to vote, and you can do so early, before Nov. 10 and on Election Day on Nov. 14.
Lynette: No problem, Marty. Bueno, bye.
The spot, which is available on YouTube and posted on the Keller for Mayor Facebook page, ends with another telephone conversation between Chávez and Lynette.
“Finally made it to Blakes. You wanna sangwich?,” Chávez asks.
“Didn’t I just get off the phone with you? You told me to go early vote for you,” Lynette says. Bewildered, Chávez just stares at his phone.
District 5 endorsement
Besides casting a ballot for mayor, Albuquerque’s District 5 residents will also be selecting a city councilor, and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., is asking them to support fellow Democrat Cynthia Borrego.
“Cynthia is running to take on the status quo and bring new direction to the West Side,” Lujan Grisham said in robocalls to District 5 voters.
Borrego is running against Robert Aragon, a Republican. City races are nonpartisan, meaning that political affiliation won’t appear on the ballot.
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