District Clerk Hopes to Defy Odds Again

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 1:55pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 5:15pm

El Paso - A cutthroat political race is stressful enough but that's nothing compared to what Gilbert Sanchez will soon face.

A judge recently declared Sanchez fit to stand trial on a federal conspiracy charge.
Sanchez is accused of helping rig a county bid.

That's not all.

A former employee in the district clerk's office is suing sanchez for sexual harrassment.
sanchez has denied all these allegations and several charges against have been dropped.

If any of the accusations have a bearing on the election, you wouldn't know it.

Sanchez outperformed all five of his opponents in the last election.

He'll now face Norma Favela in a runoff.

She has shied away from using Sanchez' troubles against him.

Back in March she told us she wanted to win the race clean and fair.

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