Cotton Comes to Unfair Park
Pat Cotton called yesterday to correct yesterday's look back at Darrell Jordan and his mothballed plan from way back in '98 to dome the Cotton Bowl. Turns out I was right to call him a former mayoral candidate...and also wrong: Cotton, among the city's best and best-known political consultants, wanted to remind me that Jordan's a current candidate too, among the ever-burgeoning number of folks rising up and raising money to take on Mayor Laura. (At the moment, in fact, he's probably an early favorite on name recognition alone; and it's not like he's running against Ron Kirk this time, the man to whom Jordan lost the election a decade ago.) "He is a current candidate for mayor," Cotton said, "and we fully anticipate beating Laura Miler into the ground." Then, probably realizing what she said sounded a little, uh, harsh, Cotton...laughed. This is going to be the best election ever. --Robert Wilonsky
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