Reason No. 1,364 Why Tom Leppert's U.S. Senate Announcement is Imminent

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The pic from McCoy's twitter account, which recently retweeted Leppert's thoughts about DOMA.
Tom Leppert has hired Shawn McCoy, the deputy communications director for the 2010 U.S. Senate campaign of Linda McMahon, whose website was designed by the same folks who are behind Leppert's. While it's apparent Leppert is preparing for a Senate bid of his own, until he leaves the city council on Friday and makes a formal announcement of his next move, McCoy's role is unclear. However, we found him introducing himself as "working for" Leppert at Hunt Oil Tower downtown during this afternoon's announcement of the $9 million in private donations to the Woodall Rodgers Park.

McMahon, a Republican and wife of World Wrestling Entertainment founder Vince McMahon, resigned as WWE's CEO in September 2009 to run for the Connecticut Senate seat held by Chris Dodd for 30 years. She lost to former Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who had told audiences that he served in Vietnam despite evidence to the contrary.

McCoy joins internet strategist Stan Olshefski and finance director Shelly Carson as staffers hired by Leppert with previous experience working for a senatorial candidate. Only Carson was involved in a successful Senate campaign, serving in 2004 as finance director for South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

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Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

From the Photo I thought maybe the Good Guys had been picked up for another season .

scottindallas
scottindallas

looks like McCoy either doesn't dress himself or may quietly differ with Lep on DOMA

Montemalone
Montemalone

I guess RW is easing up:)

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Wink.

scottindallas
scottindallas

I was a little impressed with my subtlety. A decade of rugby and leaning left in TX takes the tact from a man.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

Here's hoping he is just as successful with Leppert as he was with McMahon.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Since when is Observer censoring comments?

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

I've had one of those exact same comments deleted before, too. I was waiting to see how long yours would go

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Come on -- you know why. And I didn't censor it. I deleted it.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Listen, I'm a mo, so it's not a redneck putdown. I've never met the guy, but as they say, it takes one to know one.

Gordy
Gordy

Where are the jobs Republicans? What are your plan, other than laying off public works?

Admonkey
Admonkey

Well. It worked out well for McMahon.

richard schumacher
richard schumacher

After his Senate bid fails he's gonna head up the investment group that will buy the convention center hotel for pennies on the dollar and operate it as a casino.

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