Skip to comments.Capitan restaurant owner runs for Congress (New Mexico)
Posted on 11/08/2007 6:35:41 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
A rancher and restaurant owner from Capitan plans to seek the Republican nomination from New Mexicos 2nd Congressional District. Ed Tinsley said he will make his formal announcement Nov. 19 for the district.
The incumbent, Republican Steve Pearce, will not seek re-election so he can run for the U.S. Senate. Six-term Republican Sen. Pete Domenici will retire in January 2009 because of an incurable brain disease.
Tinsley is a former chairman of the National Restaurant Association and current owner of the K-Bobs steakhouse brand.
He said immigration reform, border security, health care, tax relief for small businesses and families and the safety of Americans are priorities.
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I hear that one reason Republicans recruited Tinsley was because he can self-fund the campaign. That’s all well and good. However, I worry about his being a restaurant chain owner. Such places are notorious for hiring illegal aliens. I’m not saying that Tinsley does, but if his restaurants are found to employ them, his credibility will be undermined.
Is there a K-Bobs steakhouse at Capitan? I was just down there last month and Capitan is a very small town.
Thought the same thing myself especially after that immigration reform statement.