If you think the local Democratic Party achieved its victory in Dallas County last week through good luck and timing, the rise of Jim Foster won't change your mind. Now the county judge-elect, Foster hadn't even decided to run until an hour before the filing deadline. On January 2, the 62-year-old small-business owner from Oak Cliff waited inside the scruffy party headquarters outside Fair Park to see if someone with a more impressive bio would take on incumbent Republican Margaret Keliher. When no one came forward, Foster belatedly chose to jump in the race, a Hail Mary moment that turned "hell, you never know" into a viable... More >>>