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Aguon/Limtiaco to make write-in announcement at rally

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It looks like the Aguon/Limtiaco team will officially be conducting a write-in campaign in an attempt to win Adelup in November.

Aguon/Limtiaco lost to the Lou and Josh team by 272 votes in the Primary Election, and there has been much speculation about whether or not Sen. Frank Aguon and former US Attorney Alicia Limtiaco would be campaigning as write-in candidates.

Today Aguon tells KUAM News the Aguon/Limtiaco gubernatorial team will be holding a rally Saturday in Anigua – and they’ve got an announcement to make.

Regarding several good sources that the team will pursue the write-in campaign, we asked why wait until Saturday to announce it.

“Because there are still other individuals that I will be having conversations with,” Aguon said.

KUAM News confirms Aguon/Limtiaco will make it official on Saturday, despite what some are calling strong-arm tactics from the Democratic Party of Guam. The Democrats releasing a statement last week saying they are officially “In” behind Lou and Josh and chastising Aguon/Limtiaco for not honoring a “Unity Pledge” signed before the Primary Election.

But today, Aguon tells KUAM the party is not being fair – on the one hand saying Aguon/Limtiaco is violating the pledge and on the other hand doing nothing about negative attack ads that most agree were “Friendly Fire” from individuals within the Democratic party.

“If the Democratic Party leaders knew about negative attacks that originated from within the party, they should’ve done their homework and prohibited it or called it out,” Aguon said.

An Aguon/Limtiaco ad on the team’s Facebook page said because negative attack ads came from other Democrats, it made the pledge not worth the paper it was written on.

While two political action committees have created their own write-in effort for Aguon/Limtiaco, election law says candidates cannot be directly involved in the operations of PACs that support them, according to Guam Election Commission Director Maria Pangelinan.

Aguon said he has received encouragement from former Democratic Party leaders who couldn’t believe Democrat members on the GEC board didn’t support Aguon/Limtiaco’s request for a recount and hand count of Primary election ballots.

“We’ve made it a point to make sure that we reached out to former party leaders and also to our people,” Aguon said.

Democratic Party chair Senator Regine Biscoe Lee had no comment for this story, and Lou Leon Guerrero also issued a “no comment.”

KUAM confirms the Aguon/Limtiaco team is looking to force a runoff election in November. A runoff election is triggered when no gubernatorial team receives a majority of the votes cast in an election.

The Aguon/Limtiaco team has raised eyebrows by doing waves at island intersections this week, and it’s apparent those waves are leading up to the team’s rally on Saturday.

“At that time, we will be making our announcement,” Aguon said.

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