On a busy Guam political weekend with a primary election less than two weeks away, island Democrats and Republicans were busy with retail politicking, from motorcades, to shopping mall forums and for the Republicans, a major rally at a skate park in the northern village of Dededo on Sunday.
Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio
But while Democrats face winnowing out one gubernatorial ticket from four, Republican incumbent Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio and his running mate, Tony Ada face no opposition in this upcoming polling. Former Guam Public Auditor Doris Flores Brooks, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Madeleine Z. Bordallo has a similar political blessing.
Doris Flores Brooks (left)
19 Republican candidates for the Guam Senate on the other hand, are fighting for name recognition and a seat at the legislative table.
Given the lack of contention at this point, outgoing Governor Eddie Baza Calvo delivered a fiery speech castigating the Democrats and warning against complacency.
"In a few days, there's gonna be a primary. I'm asking you all to vote for our team here. We're unified, we're one party, we're the party of hope, we're the party of joy. Don't be over confidant because Ray doesn't have any opposition. We have to keep that momentum going. Come out and vote."
In addition to the top of the ticket candidates and the would-be lawmakers, the rally heard from some of the non-partisan candidates for office, including from one of the three candidates for Attorney General, Leevin Taitano Camacho, who is facing G.W. Frank Gumataotao and former AG Douglas Moylan. Also on hand were present Deputy Public Auditor Yuka Hechanova, who is seeking to head that office. Doreen Crisostomo is her competition in the race.