Monday, November 25, 2013

White Texas Man Elected After Leading Voters to Believe He Was Black

The white Republican ran in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, and the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him, MSNBC reports.  He reportedly mailed campaign fliers to community members that used stock photos of African Americans with messages like, “Please vote for our friend and neighbor, Dave Wilson,” reports show.  In another mailer, Wilson connected his opponent, incumbent Bruce Austin, to Houston’s openly lesbian mayor,
Dave Wilson, who unsuccessfully ran for Houston mayor in 2011, narrowly won a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after pretending to be black in his predominantly African American district, KHOU 11 News reported Friday. Read it all: The Root