In agreement with the below statement, and out of respect for the Keller campaign, we here at the Eye will refrain from any further negative comments, regarding the state of affairs in the election and of our city, until after November 14th. This is conditional, and contingent upon the conduct, and actions of others, that may attack again, with their false claims, or egregious behavior, which may warrant a defense. Essentially, the Eye will be standing down, until after November 14th. The comments section will still be up, but we will be taking a breather to enjoy watching the city change for the better. Best of luck to our chosen candidate for Mayor... Mr. Tim Keller.
AND PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE ANYONE’S KINDNESS FOR A WEAKNESS.
Today, New Mexico State Auditor and candidate for mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller, released a new television advertisement that will run on broadcast and digital channels.
Titled “Albuquerque Forward,” the spot rejects the politics of negativity and calls for unity throughout Albuquerque.
“After eight years of failure and division from Mayor Berry and Dan Lewis, our city is at a crossroads," said Keller. "Negative ads and false attacks will never turn things around. It's time to come together and move Albuquerque forward."
The spot can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erxi-5WybdU and a full transcript is below.
While Keller has campaigned on a positive vision for Albuquerque, Dan Lewis has been caught twice recently by the local media for lying, including making up statements about Tim's public safety positions and even trying to pass off the words of well-connected Santolina developer Jeff Garrett as the opinion of the Albuquerque Journal.
Keller has released detailed plans for public safety and economic development, which have been endorsed by the Albuquerque Police Officers Association, Albuquerque Area Firefighters, the Albuquerque Fraternal Order of Police and the ABQWest Westside Chamber of Commerce.
Albuquerque is going the wrong direction.
I’m Tim Keller. And negative ads and false attacks will never help turn things around.
Politicians like Dan Lewis and Mayor Berry have divided and failed us for eight years.
It's time we come together.
As State Auditor, I've cracked down on public corruption.
And I'm running for Mayor on a real plan to keep our families safe, step up for our kids and help revitalize our economy.
Let's move Albuquerque forward.