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Voice: Where will Santillan land?

April 16, 2002

President Lyndon Johnson offered his support to a fellow Texan running for office, "I'll either campaign for you, or for your opponent, whichever you think will help more."

From the time he ate knuckle sandwiches on the East Coast to the time he abandoned the kids on his basketball team in México, to the time he rumbled, fumbled and stumbled in his sweat stained tee-shirt and dirty pants at Stella Mendoza's victory party while bunny-hopping to his mantra of "¡Viva la Raza!" and all the times in between, you could tell that Daniel Santillan was leadership lumber for the Southwest Voter Registration Project and canvassing voters.

Wonder what Congressman Bob Filner, DnChula Vista, thinks about LBJ's quote as it applies to the November election's grassroots work along the border in Calexico — with help from Santillan — or will Daniel stump for Republican Maria Guadalupe Garcia who opposes Filner? A hot location between a rock and a hard spot for the reptilian Santillan!

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DAVID BONIFACE

El Centro

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