Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dendahl's Spokesperson Attacked

Horrible news this morning...Paige McKenzie, spokesperson for candidate John Dendahl, was attacked in Bernalillo last night. News reports list her in critical condition.
Please join me in sending your thoughts, prayers, good vibrations...whatever works for Ms. McKenzie for a full and speedy recovery, for her family and friends, Mr. Dendahl, and everyone who cares for her, for comfort and peace. I hope the monster who did this to her is swiftly arrested and brought to justice.
This just in from Governor Richardson....
“I am shocked and disgusted by this brutal, senseless attack. Our thoughts are with Paige and her family and we pray for her full recovery. I have also offered the resources of the State Police to assist with the investigation, should they be needed.”
5 pm update...
I have left a message for Tom Garrity of The Garrity Group, the spokesperson for the McKenzie family, identifying myself and my blog, and asking for more information to keep you guys posted. I will post again when I hear something more.
8 pm update...
I got an email from Tom Garrity and it reads as follows....

Statement from McKenzie Family
Albuquerque, NM – Yesterday Paige McKenzie, Communications Director for the Dendahl Gubernatorial Campaign was brutally attacked while attempting to change a flat tire in Sandoval County.
Today the McKenzie family arrived in Albuquerque and gave the following statement,
"We are saddened by the brutal sequence of events that have left our daughter fighting for her life. We appreciate the prayers and support that has come through in various forms. The support, skilled doctors and Paige’s faith will get us all through this difficult time. We are grateful for the Sandoval County EMT’s who first found Paige and started work to save her life. The care and attention by the doctors here at UNMH is unparalleled. We hope that those responsible for this despicable act will be brought to justice soon. We appreciate your prayers and support during this very difficult time."
The family requests that the media direct any questions or inquiries regarding Paige and her recovery to Tom Garrity, allowing family and friends to be available for Paige during this difficult time. Tomorrow, the family will announce a charitable fund that will be established to help defray medical costs.
I will post the information as it becomes available, on Ms. McKenzie's condition and on where to make a donation.

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