Skip to comments.Oakley concedes; Leppert wins mayor's race (Republican becomes mayor of Dallas)
Posted on 06/16/2007 8:14:30 PM PDT by LdSentinal
Tom Leppert claimed victory in the Dallas mayor runoff Saturday night as opponent Ed Oakley conceded shortly before 10 p.m.
Mr. Leppert rocketed to a strong early lead, capturing about 58 percent of early voting ballots, according to unofficial Dallas County election results.
In telling his supporters that the election was over, Mr. Oakley said he had spoken with Mr. Leppert and told him he ran a good race and would be a good leader.
Describing his own campaign as being the "underdog," Mr. Oakley said, " I can't tell you what it has been like to win races in districts you weren't supposed to win."
Earlier in the evening, Mr. Leppert was all smiles at his party at Gilleys on South Lamar, where about 150 supporters, mostly dressed in business casual, were taking in the good news.
Mr. Leppert said, "With numbers like that, 60 to 40, I got to tell you, we ought to feel awfully good."
Mr. Leppert and Mr. Oakley were seeking to replace incumbent Mayor Laura Miller.
Last month, Mr. Leppert and Mr. Oakley emerged as the leading vote-getters in the mayoral general election, setting up a final month of campaigning for a runoff election to be decided Saturday. Polls had shown the race too close to call.The mayoral campaign has been the most expensive in Dallas history, with more than $5 million spent among all candidates.
Mr. Leppert, a retired business executive who pulled in 27 percent of the vote last month, led his opponent in fundraising and in campaign expenditures. Mr. Oakley, a City Council member, had 20 percent of the vote.
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Yes, when Dallas was a two paper town, the Morning News was the conservative one. Once they bought the other paper and shut it down, their true colors began to show, and their circulation began to drop.
The owners are more interested in pushing their liberal agenda than they are in selling newspapers.
.....LOL.....well when you visit, stay out of trouble... The elected county Sheriff in Dallas is a lesbian....haha
Another example of the rat’s misinterpretation of what happened last November. He and the ratmedia have convinced themselves that they won the election instead of the GOP loosing it. They have also convinced themselves that they have beaten the new media once and for all. This has led them to run an openly gay candidate and Dallas getting a GOPer mayor. I don’t know for sure, but I’d bet they have not had a Republican mayor in a very long time, or this is one of only two or three. Keep fooling your self
Mr. rat America needs you to fail.
I am shocked he won this time. In our Fed elections; we need to do the same thing and elect a strong conservative from the private sector to replace our current batch of RINO’s.
Fortunately, stoats are usually pretty well-behaved and law-abiding creatures. Weasels and Ferrets, on the other hand.......