Pat Cotton

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Ann Margolin Leads the Pack As City's Finance Report Deadline Looms

    As we mentioned a while back, District 13 city council candidate Ann Margolin appeared to be the heir apparent to Mitchell Rasansky with a long list of notable supporters and a strong résumé. And as the 5 p.m. deadline approaches for candidates and committees to file their finance reports, Margoli ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Shhhhh: Mayor Tom Leppert Won't Talk to Us, But His Critics Will

    Patrick Michels When given the opportunity to explain his actions, Mayor Tom decided to keep his mouth shut.In this week's paper version of Unfair Park, council member Angela Hunt and political consultant Pat Cotton spoke out loud and proud concerning Mayor Tom Leppert's recent command to stop the b ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Dallas' Political Designing Woman

    When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays

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    September 14, 2006

    High Cotton

    Pat Cotton has hired Dallas lawyer James Murphy to sue The Dallas Morning News and political reporter Gromer Jeffers over quotes Cotton says she never said. On September 6, in a story that appeared in the paper that was republished online, Jeffers quoted Cotton as threatening to "destroy" city counc ... More >>

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    September 6, 2006

    Bury, Destroy--What's the Difference Amongst Friends?

    Did Pat Cotton say she would "bury" or "destroy" Mitchell Rasansky? Or did she just suggest she would rub him gently with oils? Smokin' up the grapevine today! Lots of hot gossip. Political consultant Pat Cotton says Dallas Morning News politics writer Gromer Jeffers made up a quote by her in this m ... More >>

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    July 17, 2006

    Dough to Go

    I just checked in with Brooks Love, the city's election manager, who reports he has yet to actually receive Darrell Jordan's campaign finance report, which is due today; when it shows, we'll grab a copy and see who's betting $200,000-plus on the local lawyer, per Pat Cotton's press release this morn ... More >>

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    July 17, 2006

    Darrell Jordan's Gonna Be Mayor

    At least, that's what Darrell Jordan and his people are saying this morning--probably said it yesterday and gonna say it tomorrow too, only they weren't issuing a press release touting his bulging campaign finance report as proof that he's the "leading candidate in the May 2007 Dallas mayoral electi ... More >>

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    May 23, 2006

    Re: Cotton Comes to Unfair Park

    Lorlee Bartos, well-regarded local political consultant (she managed Harriet Miers' sole political campaign, for a Dallas city council seat), sends this response to this morning's post about Pat Cotton's comments regarding Darrell Jordan's mayoral bid. Bartos and Cotton worked with Jordan when he ra ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Bah Hum-Buzz

    Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.

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    December 1, 2005

    Angel Mayor

    Depending on this FBI probe, Miller gets either her wings or the boot

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    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

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    April 7, 2005

    With Friends Like These...

    Unlikely allies form a coalition of the willing--for now

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    March 17, 2005

    Little News

    Mayor Miller wants a casino downtown? Hmm.

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    February 3, 2005

    Comes the Dawn

    Clearing up a candidate's non-position

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    July 11, 2002

    Taxpayers, Arise!

    A little-known chapter of the city charter says we don't have to take it anymore

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    February 25, 1999

    Lost in Translation

    Dallas judges say unqualified Spanish translators are hindering the course of justice, but county commissioners are hearing another story altogether

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    August 14, 1997

    Mr. Nobody

    Bill Simpson is eager to dig up dirt on you. He'll even write down your license plate number if you visit a topless bar. But the self-appointed guardian of Dallas morals doesn't want you to know anything about him.

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    August 10, 1995

    Blood sport

    There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud