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  • 11-12-2013 | 03:39 PM
  • RACER X
  • ]http://www.khou.com/news/local/White...231222981.html

    HOUSTON -- Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign."I'd always said it was a long shot," Wilson says. "No, I didn't expect to win."Still, he figured he'd have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called "all the shenanigans" at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him.Then he came up with an idea, an advertising strategy that his opponent found "disgusting." If a white guy didn't have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he's black.
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  • 11-12-2013 | 06:36 PM
  • pauldun170
  • Quote RACER X
    ]http://www.khou.com/news/local/White...231222981.html

    HOUSTON -- Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign."I'd always said it was a long shot," Wilson says. "No, I didn't expect to win."Still, he figured he'd have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called "all the shenanigans" at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him.Then he came up with an idea, an advertising strategy that his opponent found "disgusting." If a white guy didn't have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he's black.
    All political views aside
    Dave Wilson wins person of the day.

    He deserves the win
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  • 11-12-2013 | 10:40 PM
  • goof2
  • Maybe the people who voted for him will try to be a little less "low information" next time. Probably not, but maybe.
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  • 11-13-2013 | 07:53 AM
  • G-Rex
  • We all know that people frequently walk into the voting booth uninformed about the people they are about to vote for, but this really drives that point home.

    Good for him. Sounds like it was time for a change.
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  • 11-13-2013 | 08:53 AM
  • EpyonXero
  • They never said what the office was that he was running for.
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  • 11-13-2013 | 09:30 AM
  • Gas Man
  • I love it... way to go and upset the system.
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  • 11-13-2013 | 10:33 AM
  • fatbuckRTO
  • Quote EpyonXero
    They never said what the office was that he was running for.
    Seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees.

    Last edited by fatbuckRTO; 11-13-2013 at 10:37 AM.
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  • 11-13-2013 | 10:36 AM
  • RACER X
  • lol, I wish, " the voters" we don't live in Houston proper, voted in the incumbent an openly gay female D.

    the competition this time was a black dude w questionable tax evading/ fraud background.
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  • 11-13-2013 | 10:38 AM
  • fatbuckRTO
  • Quote RACER X
    lol, I wish, " the voters" we don't live in Houston proper, voted in the incumbent an openly gay female D.
    Yeah, I misread the article first time around. He had run for mayor in 2011 but I guess was kind of a dark horse.
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