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Oakley concedes; Leppert wins mayor's race (Republican becomes mayor of Dallas)
DallasNews.com ^ | 6/16/07

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 Gilley’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallas; edoakley; leppert; mayor; runoff
Dallas avoids having a homosexual as its mayor.
1 posted on 06/16/2007 8:14:33 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

That is the last Republican to ever win a mayoral election in Dallas Texas, if the immigration bill as presently drafted is signed into law.


2 posted on 06/16/2007 8:17:51 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: LdSentinal

Good news as Leppert was definitely the best candidate of the two. Just about all I’ve seen or heard from the local Dallas media over the last few weeks has been that the race is “neck and neck”, “too close to call”, or “tied”.

58 - 42 ain’t that close.


3 posted on 06/16/2007 8:25:42 PM PDT by Chesner
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To: LdSentinal; Clintonfatigued; JohnnyZ; Kuksool; BlackElk; EternalVigilance; Clemenza; Theodore R.; ..

Good news in Dallas *ping*


4 posted on 06/16/2007 8:26:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Chesner

The Dallas Morning News (liberal rag) released a poll several days ago showing Leppert leading by just a 47%-45% margin.


5 posted on 06/16/2007 8:29:03 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

The Dallas City Counsel has a history of bozo antics and inept members. For example, there is a ministry in Dallas (BigHeart) that for many years helps feed the homeless and find jobs for them too. Recently the City of Dallas has been harassing Big Heart placing all sorts of restrictions on them. It’s a disgrace and shame on the City Counsel of Dallas. Hopefully the new mayor can have a positive effect on all of this idiocy.


6 posted on 06/16/2007 8:30:18 PM PDT by tflabo (<p>)
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To: Chesner
58 - 42 ain’t that close.

That's a flat out landslide.

7 posted on 06/16/2007 8:33:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal
The Dallas Morning News (liberal rag)....

I have relatives who are 30-year Dallas residents (North Dallas) and every couple of years we travel there to stay for a few weeks' visit. My relatives get the Dallas Morning News delivered, and so I check it out every morning when we're there. I was always positive the Philadelphia Inquirer had to be the most shameless, pathetic, liberal Democrat publication in the country until I read the Dallas Morning News. That thing is jaw-dropping.

8 posted on 06/16/2007 8:39:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Wasn’t the Morning News in Dallas conservative at one time? I may be wrong.


9 posted on 06/16/2007 8:42:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: JerseyHighlander
That is the last Republican to ever win a mayoral election in Dallas Texas, if the immigration bill as presently drafted is signed into law.

Except that Leppert is the kind of Republican who believes in "man-made global warming".

Not that he'll be able to do anything about it as mayor of Dallas. But it gives some insight as to his intellectual make-up.

10 posted on 06/16/2007 8:42:46 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
Except that Leppert is the kind of Republican who believes in "man-made global warming".

Sadly, so are Newt Gingrich and Mark Sanford.

11 posted on 06/16/2007 8:44:24 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Theodore R.

Maybe, but not in at least the last 25 years.


12 posted on 06/16/2007 8:44:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

And thereby avoids having to hear people quoting Gunny Foley’s speech from “Officer and a Gentleman” for the next four years.


13 posted on 06/16/2007 8:44:42 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich!)
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To: Theodore R.
Wasn’t the Morning News in Dallas conservative at one time? I may be wrong

You're right. The Times Herald was the liberal paper.

14 posted on 06/16/2007 8:46:34 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Old burned-out Marines for Fred.)
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To: LdSentinal

Don’t forget panderer to illegals.


15 posted on 06/16/2007 8:48:42 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: LdSentinal

Somebody here explained to me that Sanford’s ploy (a “global warming” commission) was simply an effort to cut the rats off at the knees. I wouldn’t be so sure Sanford is stupid enough to fall for the “global warming” scam. Nor Gingrich, for that matter.

I just wish Republican politicians would stand up and expose the scam for what it is rather than make a game out of it. It’s as if they have conceded that the general public has been successfully conned, game-set-match, and they are now simply fighting the rats for the rights to the bogus issue.


16 posted on 06/16/2007 8:50:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“I was always positive the Philadelphia Inquirer had to be the most shameless, pathetic, liberal Democrat publication in the country until I read the Dallas Morning News. That thing is jaw-dropping.”
If you think that is bad, you should see the next door neighbor paper the Fort Worth Star Telegram. It is pathetic.
They offer them for free at the grocery store, and I inform that they are not fit to line my bird cage with....(I have no bird)


17 posted on 06/16/2007 8:52:48 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("This will make parents, students, faculty and visitors FEEL SAFE on our campus")
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To: Theodore R.
Good to hear Big "D" chose the right path.

Re: "Wasn’t the Morning News in Dallas conservative at one time? I may be wrong."

Yes. If I'm not mistaken, the DMN was once affectionately called something along the line of "Conservative Bible of the Southwest."

For the record, I'm a 7-day/wk DMN subscriber... I get my dose of news there and supplement with the internet... of course :-)

18 posted on 06/16/2007 8:59:18 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Theodore R.
Yes it was. There were three daily newspapers when i moved to Dallas but alas taint no more!

The worst of it is the way in which they hide the comics. There are so many Kohls adds, JC Penney Ads etc. The only thing that still abounds are the lingere ads!!!

Today on Turner Classic Movie they showed "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini!" Given todays fashions that movie was very "strait laced" in comparison.

19 posted on 06/16/2007 9:05:00 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt." (or since these things are so!))
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To: LdSentinal

Congratulations to Dallas and to Texas!
It seems that whenever I read about Texas here at FR, it’s about something good happening there, which really makes me want to visit. :-)


20 posted on 06/16/2007 9:20:55 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: LdSentinal

LOL


21 posted on 06/16/2007 9:23:38 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Theodore R.; Lancey Howard

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.


22 posted on 06/16/2007 9:38:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Stoat

.....LOL.....well when you visit, stay out of trouble... The elected county Sheriff in Dallas is a lesbian....haha


23 posted on 06/16/2007 9:54:38 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: LdSentinal

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.


24 posted on 06/17/2007 7:56:06 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The Islamists plan to kill us.The Democrats and the ratmedia are helping them. Ft Dix proves it!)
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To: JerseyHighlander

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.


25 posted on 06/17/2007 8:32:10 AM PDT by devane617 (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.)
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To: NorCalRepub
LOL.....well when you visit, stay out of trouble... The elected county Sheriff in Dallas is a lesbian....haha

Fortunately, stoats are usually pretty well-behaved and law-abiding creatures.  Weasels and Ferrets, on the other hand.......

26 posted on 06/18/2007 7:34:49 PM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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