Tom Leppert Responds (Sorta) to Mike Rawlings's Response to Ron Natinsky. Got That?

Really, it'll be like the day after Christmas when this mayoral campaign ends -- that sad, empty what-now. Who knew this morning's email from Dallas mayoral candidate Ron Natinsky would provide a small handful of highlights from an otherwise ho-hum campaign season.

There was, of course, the initial email itself, in which Natinsky said Mike Rawlings was going to turn Dallas into Detroit. (Oh, Schutze ...?) Then came Rawlings's response, in which he called Natinsky's email nothing more than a "smokescreen" meant to district from the whole ethics ordinance undoing at City Hall.

Then, shortly after that, I got another email from Natinsky's campaign, which said former Dallas mayor-turned-candidate for U.S. Senate Tom Leppert had a few words in response to Rawlings's response. Which was necessary, of course, because Rawlings said he didn't do nothing Tom Leppert hadn't already done when he secured the endorsements of the Service Employees International Union and Workers United.

So, then, this just in -- not from Leppert himself, but from Shawn McCoy, the communications director for Leppert's campaign and the man who writes many of the tone poems that make their way to Leppert's Twitter account.

"Tom does not support subjecting all workers to collective bargaining. He believes workers have a right to join a union if they choose, but more importantly, Tom has actively campaigned for workers' essential right to choose not join a union if they don't want to by expanding Right to Work."
Anyone else got a response to the response to the response? Bring it.

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