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Just Been Waiting

I haven’t written about Congressman Tom Udall’s son-in-law taking a position as Director of Elections while his father-in-law runs for Senate.

Jim Noel, the son-in-law of U.S. Representative Tom Udall, will be the new director of the state’s Bureau of Elections. And that has Republicans crying foul.

After chatting with supporters in Albuquerque Monday night, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall reacted to his son-in-law’s new title.

“I think Jim is somebody who is a professional,” Udall said after being asked if had a problem with Noel getting the job.

Noel is married to Udall’s daughter, Amanda Cooper. And Cooper is Udall’s campaign manager.

I’ve just been waiting. Waiting to see if Congressman Udall was going to listen to the outcry and decide, “Whoa, maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.” Even if Mr. Noel is a standup guy, the appearance of this is not good. Unfortunately, Congressman Udall is showing us just what kind of Senator he would make – one that would put personal interests above those of our state and our country.

Congressman Tom Udall this was a test. Everyone was watching, and you just failed.