Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Senator Gets Line on New Phone.

Byline: Loie Fecteau Journal Politics Writer

SANTA FE Sen. Manny Aragon, adjusting to life in the Senate's back row after his ouster as president pro tem, will have a telephone at his new desk in the chamber soon.

Sen. Richard Romero, who ousted the fellow Albuquerque Democrat on Jan. 17, presented Aragon with two phones, one red and one pink, on Friday.

"We're going to get this thing wired up so that you and other senators have phones," Romero told Aragon.

"I hope they have caller ID, because I don't want to accept phone calls from just anybody," Aragon quipped.

Aragon discovered this week that his new seat in the Senate chamber is not equipped with a telephone, a perk he had enjoyed when he sat in the front row as president pro tem. …

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