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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as several incumbent senators opted not to run for reelection. Veteran Senator Lou Leon Guerrero stepped down midterm to assume presidency of the Bank of Guam, and three senators ran for lieutenant governor. The year 2006 marks the first time that the island's attorney general and public auditor positions will appear on primary ballots. This will whittle down the number of contenders to two candidates per position, ensuring that the seats are won by a majority rather than a plurality of votes. When the year under review ended, there were four teams competing in the race for governor. Incumbent Governor Felix Camacho and firsttime Senator Mike Cruz ran under the slogan, "Honest Men, Proven Leaders." They were the first team to install large signage and saturate television airwaves with messages noting the benefits that they had delivered to the island. However, media coverage of government shortfalls, the nonpayment of teacher salaries, and other problems challenged some of those claims. A mixed-party team, Republican Lieutenant Governor Kaleo Moylan and former Democratic Senator Francis Santos, was running for the Republican nomination. They ran a hard-line campaign--challenging Camacho's description of an improved economy and stating that they understood that government was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (1) – Jan 17, 2007

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Abstract

as several incumbent senators opted not to run for reelection. Veteran Senator Lou Leon Guerrero stepped down midterm to assume presidency of the Bank of Guam, and three senators ran for lieutenant governor. The year 2006 marks the first time that the island's attorney general and public auditor positions will appear on primary ballots. This will whittle down the number of contenders to two candidates per position, ensuring that the seats are won by a majority rather than a plurality of votes. When the year under review ended, there were four teams competing in the race for governor. Incumbent Governor Felix Camacho and firsttime Senator Mike Cruz ran under the slogan, "Honest Men, Proven Leaders." They were the first team to install large signage and saturate television airwaves with messages noting the benefits that they had delivered to the island. However, media coverage of government shortfalls, the nonpayment of teacher salaries, and other problems challenged some of those claims. A mixed-party team, Republican Lieutenant Governor Kaleo Moylan and former Democratic Senator Francis Santos, was running for the Republican nomination. They ran a hard-line campaign--challenging Camacho's description of an improved economy and stating that they understood that government was

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Published: Jan 17, 2007

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