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."
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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