A better headline: Ed Oakley, a guy no one has ever heard of, endorses mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings

Oakley, the former Oak Cliff City councilman, has been getting a lot of ink in Dallas’ Only Daily Newspaper (behind the paywall) considering his track record and political baggage. He finished a distant second to ex-Mayor Park Cities in the mayoral race in 2007 — which, oddly enough, earned him another mention in The News last week. Oakley endorsed Ron Natinsky for mayor this year almost before Natinsky announced, and we know how much that helped Natinsky.

There are two things to draw from this. The News, in its usual subtle way, is banging the drums for its candidate, Rawlings. And second, Oakley’s preferences won’t make any difference. Natinsky didn’t carry any precincts in Oakley’s old district in May.


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