Guam – A series of events since Saturday’s primary election have called into question Lt. Governor Mike Cruz’s commitment to the winning GOP team of Calvo-Tenorio.
The Lt. Governor called, but did not go in person to congratulate the Calvo camp as his running mate did early last Sunday morning. Nor did the Lt. Governor show up at the GOP fund raiser Tuesday. And Thursday night his wife Jennifer pledged her support to the Gutierrez-Aguon team.
On Friday, when asked repeatedly whether he would honor the Unity Pledge by publicly declaring his support for the Calvo-Tenorio team, the Lt. Governor declined. He refered reporters to the pledge, saying read the pledge.
Below is the unity pledge. The last 2 points are the key. Point 4 commits Lt. Governor Cuz to support the winner of the 2010 republican primary unequivocally, publicly and through media endorsements.
The Unity Pledge
BE IT RESOLVED that the 2010 Gubernatorial candidate teams of Lt. Gov. Mike Cruz & Sen. Jim Espaldon and Sens. Eddie Calvo & Ray Tenorio and
Republican Senatorial candidates hereby pledge in unity:
1. To continue moving Guam forward in a positive manner in the best interest of all of Guam’s people;
2. To promote the values of a strong family, fiscal responsibility, disciplined government, self-initiative and honest hard work;
3. To uphold the integrity of the election process by running a clean race and conducting a campaign on the issues, records and accomplishments of
the candidates and not on personal attacks; and
4. To support the winner of the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary unequivocally, publicly and through media endorsements after the primary
election, regardless of who wins.
But its point 3 that Cruz apparently was directing our attention to. It binds both campaigns to uphold the integrity of the election process by running a clean race and not a campaign of personnel attacks.
Cruz made it clear that he doesn’t think the Calvo-Tenorio team honored that portion of the pledge. he asked why the Calvo-Tenorio team would want his support after they accused him of being asleep on the job and giving away pagat.