Candidate Mike Rawlings's Latest (and Rather Long) Video, Co-Starring Two Council Members

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As Sam pointed out last week, it's clear that mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings is well funded -- so much so he's released what appears to be a web-only mini-doc shot, for the most part, at the Good Street Missionary Baptist Church on Bonnie View. It also features two current council members: Tennell Atkins, who was at Rawlings's City Hall coming-out, and, in brief cameos, Vonciel Jones Hill, who hasn't endorsed any of the four candidates.

Rawlings, the former homeless czar who narrates from the back seat of a SUV, also talks vaguely but sternly about South Dallas, as in: "I'm sure a lot of people have cared a lot about the southern sector, but they haven't broken it down into smaller pieces, gave 'em the resources, held 'em accountable -- not B.S. 'em, but do it."
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Gangy
Gangy

Seems rather condescending to me.

elbueno
elbueno

Is Mike going to hold them accountable while he lures Fortune 500 companies in to take their land and use it for distribution factories and the like?

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

Hey Robert

Who is They & Them ?

When did we Annex Hutchins home of the I 45 intermodel ?

Brenda Marks
Brenda Marks

Rob, do you know who has polls in the field? I got an auto call last night -- comparing Angela's Hunts favorables/unfavorables against her 3 competitors and against the 3 primary mayoral contenders (N, R, K). Final questions -- who will you vote for in District 14 and for Mayor.

HomelessBumatCliffManor
HomelessBumatCliffManor

Too bad he doesn't drive over to North Oak Cliff and show everyone the new free home he gave me at "The Manor"

Joanne R
Joanne R

Rawlings, like his predecessor candidate, Leppert, will garner a large portion of black vote. Although, the black vote is not as prominent in City elections as in November, partisan, elections.

Rawlings' campaign is playing it brilliant by making strong presence in far north Dallas where more numbers vote in City, AND also ensuring a larger percentage of black vote than other candidates. Add those two sectors together and Rawlings is sure to be in the inevitable run-off. Once in the run-off he will hit very hard and drop the larger amount of $$$.

I project Kunkle will be the other run-off candidate. Unfortunately, I suspect his campaign lacks the intuition to ensure they have the funds to endure a run-off.

Kunkle enjoys the stronger name recognition and good City reputation. He would be wise to more or less "coast" to the May 14 election and then pull out all his resources into the run-off.

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