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Jorge Hank Rhon, the former mayor of Tijuana, stated after a Club Tijuana fútbol game that he would be interested in running for governor of Baja California if asked. While being interviewed by the press, Rhon stated that he would gladly run for governor if his party (the PRI) asked him to.

Rhon is the owner of Club Tijuana fútbol and his son, Jorge Alberto Hank Inzunza, serves as team president. Rhons’s team advanced to the semi-finals of the La Liga MX playoffs after tying Monterrey on Sunday evening 1-1.

Hank Rhon has been embattled, yet never convicted, in numerous scandals from murder to money laundering over the last 25 years.

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David Dodd Nov. 19, 2012 @ 6:09 p.m.

Rhon tried this once, you know. Rumor is, he was "encouraged" to not fight the "anti-grasshopper" law (prohibits him as Mayor to run for another office until his term is up) in exchange for giving him a 100-year extension of his permits to run his race and sports book empire. This, of course, can never be confirmed.


Visduh Nov. 19, 2012 @ 7:32 p.m.

Just what poor ol' Baja needs, a term of a gangster governor. If the hapless country is ever going to get out of the rut/trap it is in, electing someone like Hank is the last thing it should do. But, with all those promises the pols make, why not give him a shot. What have the last two, or five, or ten, or twenty done for the people of Baja? Not much.


Fulano de Tal Nov. 19, 2012 @ 8:31 p.m.

The US pulled his visa because of his criminal associations, so now he cannot travel to the US. When Hank was mayor of Tijuana, the TJ police were so crooked, a tourist would get a ticket (mordida) for looking cross-eyed.


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