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Big D Dirt: Dec. 19 – 25 in Dallas Politics

Welcome to another edition of Big D Dirt, hope y’all had a merry Christmas. Now back to politics. The Justice Department has officially approved Dallas’ redistricting plan, even though Hispanic…

Betty Culbreath hopes to do away with “illusion” of Price’s effectiveness

Betty Culbreath, who carries a packed resume of experience in Dallas politics, has chosen to jump into the race against her former mentor John Wiley Price because “enough is enough.”…

UT College Republicans president defends tweet about Obama and crack

A few days ago, the new president of Texas College Republicans tweeted, “My president is black, he snorts a lot of crack. Holla. #2012 #Obama.” Since then, she’s received criticism…

Sylvia Rhodes Bradley files, formally announces

Monday, after months of pre-campaigning, Sylvia Rhodes Bradley formally filed to run against John Wiley Price for his seat on the Dallas County Commissioners Court. SRB is the only independent…

UT College Republicans having a bad run at presidents

It’s a bad day when you forcibly elect a new president of an organization because the last one tweeted about how “tempting” it was to assassinate Obama, and then your…

John Wiley Price’s newest opponent, Micah Phillips, talks District 3

The newest challenger to John Wiley Price is Micah Phillips, pastor of Holy Communion Baptist Church in Oak Cliff. And though Price has long drawn support from the black churches…

Romney quotes KKK slogan?

The interwebs are abuzz with blogs about Romney quoting the Nazi slogan “keep America American.” It’s the unfortunate coincidence that every candidate has nightmares about. The slogan was a catchphrase…

Guest Blog: Rep. Eric Johnson talks Joe Driver, redistricting

Given the buzz around Joe Driver, the Garland representative who was recently convicted of abuse of office charges, as well as the battle over redistricting in Texas, I decided to…

GOP nominees should learn from McCain’s mistakes when choosing VP

Rumors abound as to who the two GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, will name as the VP picks. Marco Rubio? Bobby Jindal? Kelly Ayotte? Donald Trump? …just kidding…

Did ‘Fed Up’ really haunt Perry?

Rick Perry’s book “Fed Up” was made out to be a big deal. Commentators insisted it would “haunt” the not-so-smooth-talking Texan into low polling numbers and doom him into giving…

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