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Ex-Gov. Camacho endorses Babauta-Sablan, Kilili, Glenn Manglona

FORMER Gov. Carlos S. Camacho has endorsed the independent gubernatorial ticket of Juan N. Babauta and running-mate Rita A. Sablan, the re-election of U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan and the lone Democratic candidate for office, Glenn Manglona who is seeking a House seat in Precinct 1.

A Democrat, the CNMI’s first governor said he is supporting all the other Independent candidates.

Camacho joined Glenn Manglona when he filed his candidacy at the election commission office on Wednesday morning. Also there were NMI Democratic Party Chairman Danny Quitugua, independent House candidate Lino Tenorio of Precinct 1, incumbent Precinct 1 Rep. Edwin Propst, and former Rep. Ana S. Teregeyo.

Manglona thanked all the people who support his candidacy, especially former Governor Camacho. “He has been on my side, and I really appreciate it,” he added.

Former Gov. Carlos S. Camacho poses with Precinct 1 House candidates Glenn Manglona, Lino Tenorio, Rep. Edwin Propst, Democratic Party officials, family members and supporters outside the election commission office on  Wednesday morning.  Photo by Cherrie Anne E. VillahermosaFormer Gov. Carlos S. Camacho poses with Precinct 1 House candidates Glenn Manglona, Lino Tenorio, Rep. Edwin Propst, Democratic Party officials, family members and supporters outside the election commission office on Wednesday morning. Photo by Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa

In an interview, former Governor Camacho said he believes in the candidacy of former Governor Babauta. “I think he can do a better job — much better than the current administration,” he added.

“He has seen how the people have suffered. He has learned a lot of things, and I know he will do a better job if elected as governor again.”

Camacho said the CNMI is not going in the right direction.

“We really have to do a deep study of what is happening here on our island. We are not going in the right direction. The economy is right, yes, but for how long? That’s the thing. We need to have a good plan to make a sustainable industry. I am not against gambling. I am not a gambler myself, but it has to be done properly. This monopoly in the gaming industry is not good. If you want to open it up, good. If you think that it will benefit the CNMI then it should be done right, but not by a monopoly because that’s not good.”

He said Democrats and independents must “get together and help each other because the odds are against us. But we trust the people. The voters will analyze the situation and do the right thing, vote for the right candidates.”