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The Philosopher Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:27 PM
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Dallas mayoral hopefuls reach out to LGBT voters like never before
Title: Decision in Dallas: 2011 mayoral hopefuls reach out to LGBT voters like never before
from Dallas Voice

For the first time ever, all major candidates for Dallas mayor are actively courting the LGBT vote in 2011.

City Councilman Ron Natinsky, former Parks Board Chairman Mike Rawlings and former Police Chief David Kunkle each pledged their support for the community in recent interviews with Dallas Voice.

And all three sought endorsements from both Stonewall Democrats and the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, although Natinsky pulled out of Stonewalls candidate screening over questions about his eligibility for the groups backing.

Openly gay former City Councilman Ed Oakley, who was defeated in a runoff for mayor by Tom Leppert in 2007, called the 2011 mayors race a watershed moment for the community.

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