For Texas News, go to the New York Times
It took the New York Times to report the truth about the Dallas Mayor's race last Saturday.
"Mr. Garcia — ... campaign had tried to forge a coalition of black and Hispanic voters"..."Domingo Garcia, a former City Council member, took 11.1 percent".
So there we have it ladies and gentlemen. Blacks and Hispanics don't mix. The Blacks do not vote for Hispanics when there is a Black or White alternative. And when Mr. Garcia reached out to the Blacks, a lot of Hispanics said "bye bye".
Why do you think that Orlando Sanchez stayed out of the Black districts in Houston? Why do you think that Sanchez and Morales are not speaking to the Blacks? Why do you think that Sanchez and Morales will not touch WorldPeace's issue of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the Laredo International Airport where Tony Macaroni lives? Tony and Dan have written off the Black voters as a Texas reality.
And why do you think that the Black Coalition of Democrats and the Tejano Democrats forum next month is going to be a bust?
Only a White candidate, WorldPeace, can build a coalition of Blacks and Hispanics. And it is going to take Blacks and Hispanics both to beat Perry in November. I have been saying this for almost a year. Yet the Party bosses, Joe Gunn and others have taken their thirty pieces of silver from Tony Sanchez to spread the lie that Hispanics are King and the Whites and the Blacks are going to back not only a Hispanic for governor but also a corrupt and/or immoral Hispanic.
Domingo Garcia's Black/Brown coalition got him 11% of the vote and 51% of the Hispanic vote. That's the facts Jack.
Now when is the Texas press going to report the truth? Do Texans have to get the truth from New York City?
Reporters, do your job !!! Sanchez can't beat Perry. Morales can't beat Perry. And while you are at it, tell us how Ron Kirk is going to get the Hispanic vote or how he is going to win without it. Call the Joe Gunn/Ben Barnes brain trust. I am sure they can explain their paradoxical truth to you.
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January 21, 2002
January 21, 2002
Ex-Reporter and Civic Leader in Runoff to Be Mayor of Dallas
By ROSS E. MILLOY
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 20 — Dallas voters have forced a runoff election between Laura Miller, a former journalist whose confrontational style has become the biggest issue in the race for mayor, and Tom Dunning, a civic leader.
No candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote in a special election on Saturday.
"I was obviously very pleased that I ran 10 points ahead of my opponent, Mr. Dunning, and now what we need to do is get our very passionate supporters back for the runoff," Ms. Miller said today.
Although Ms. Miller, 43, did not win outright, she came close, taking 48.8 percent of votes, versus 38.8 percent for Mr. Dunning. Domingo Garcia, a former City Council member, took 11.1 percent. Two other candidates together garnered less than 2 percent of the votes.
"This is exactly what we wanted, to get her into a runoff," said Carol Reed, Mr. Dunning's chief campaign consultant.
At a news conference this afternoon, Mr. Garcia — whose campaign had tried to forge a coalition of black and Hispanic voters — endorsed Mr. Dunning, a former chairman of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport board.
Mr. Dunning, 59, is backed by large segments of the Dallas business community and campaigned on themes of economic expansion and consensus building. Ms. Miller highlighted her role as an outsider, promising to focus on basic city services and to improve the police department.
"Our message will be the same in the runoff as it was during the election: there are important differences in their styles of leadership," Ms. Reed said.
The winner of the Feb. 16 runoff election will serve 15 months, finishing the term of former mayor Ron Kirk, who resigned in November to run for the United States Senate.
Local interest in the nonpartisan race has been intense, fueled by Ms. Miller's reputation as a gadfly during her three and a half years on the City Council, and campaign advertisements by Mr. Dunning that attacked her opposition to city financing for a 1998 Veterans Day parade.