Who Made the Call to Make That Call?
By Saturday afternoon, we heard several stories about the anonymous call many locals had received -- the one in which they were told not to vote for Ed Oakley, Max Wells or Don Hill. Said the robo-voice on the other end of the "private" phone number:
"Today is election day. Please listen to this important message before voting. Ed Oakley has a radical gay agenda for Dallas. Max Wells wants to raise your taxes, and the FBI is investigating Don Hill. Dallas needs strong, conservative leadership. Not Oakley, not Wells, not Hill."
Matt Pulle was given some idea Saturday night whose campaign made the call; of course, till we confirm, it's just wild speculation. But several Friends -- including, this morning, Allen Gwinn, who has an MP3 of the call, so's you can listen at your leisure -- have suggested it's a violation of Texas Ethics Commission rules disallowing such anonymously placed calls. --Robert Wilonsky
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