The Day Before Election, Kunkle Makes a Last-Minute Appeal to a Very Specific Audience

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Much has been made about how former Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle has raised and spent pennies on the dollar compared to Multi-Millions Mike Rawlings, and most recent docs filed with the City Secretary's Office show that in the days leading up tomorrow's run-off election, Kunkle has spent just $53,891.77, a pittance compared to the $715,977.56 doled out by the Rawlings campaign. Meanwhile a whopping 19,573 voted during the two weeks leading up to tomorrow's final face-off, almost 8,000 fewer than early risers for the Leppert-Oakley throwdown of '07. Dallas County elections officials acknowledge: The numbers are dismal. But if nothing else tomorrow night's election blogging shouldn't keep us up late.

Which brings us to this: My 2011 Dallas Mayoral Election Scrapbook (thanks, Michael's!) is thick with Rawlings mailers; they seem to arrive every other day, the latest bearing a brown briefcase and yet another reference to how Dallas needs a mayor who can "bring business & growth to Dallas" (so what's in the briefcase? Oh, calm down). The Kunkle mailers have been very few and awfully far between, but two showed up this week, including the one that follows titled "No more business as usual," lest you think he and Rawlings are somehow the same man.

Rawlings too has spent small fortunes on slick Web and TV spots, most produced by his friends at Jake:Ferguson. Kunkle's run zero -- that is, till this morning. It's a radio spot airing on a single station: KTCK-1310 AM, The Ticket. Which means, of course, it's built around one particular moment that occurred on the station long ago, when Kunkle was the commissioner and Greg Williams was a Hardliner. It's below.

David Kunkle's Ticket Spot

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23 comments
LaceyB
LaceyB

When you hang left as much as you do, Robert, you should expect to get snail mail spammed. If only you voted on the issues...you'd never have such a yearbook to upkeep from these guys.

oops
oops

I hate to sound like an ignorant citizen....but here goes.  If someone (clearly not me, a friend) didn't vote in the regular election, can they vote in the run-off?

Clueless
Clueless

OK, I'm stupid.  What is a P1?

Unclemaude
Unclemaude

Kunkle knows the REAL Dallasite!  Rawlings couldn't possibly!

mpitt
mpitt

I decided my vote was going to Kunkle after we got our fourth slick and shiny Rawling flyer in the US post.  

keep it real
keep it real

Go Kunkle. No Yankees allowed. We know him, he's one of us.

Bob
Bob

Kunkle woulda crushed Pizza Boy is he spent more money.

Texaspainter
Texaspainter

It's really important that the right people get out and vote for Kunkle.Progress vs. Pizza. Vote for Kunkle. He has no strings attached.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Heard it this morning. Probably will get a few voters moving ...

Sorta surprised they didn't run a version of it on the station where Greggo now broadcasts (delete P1 references, of course).

scottindallas
scottindallas

I think you might see a larger turn out this time.  I think many anticipated this run off would come; at least that's how I rationalized missing the last round

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

A regular -- which is to say, nothing-but -- listener to the Ticket.

cp
cp

Rawlings isn't a Yankee, he is from West Texas. 

jharris214
jharris214

Dude, I'm a Yankee and I'm voting for Kunkle.  I met the guy the other day actually, and he sold me.  He lives in the neighborhood, and has a lot of similiar interests as I do.  He believes in investing in the neighborhoods and communities in town, so he pushed all the right buttons for me.   Plus he's cyclist and owns a Vespa so that seals it for me.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Right, but the deep pockets don't give money to a candidate unless they are sure he/she can be bought. Rawlings's well-financed campaign comes with a quid pro quo. Rawlings may be a great guy and all, and maybe he will be much better than Leppert if he's elected. But he's still the Citizens Council candidate.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

Oh, he definitely has strings.  You're just not looking for them.String:  Sarah DoddString:  Laura MillerString:  Avi AdelmanString:  Bars on GreenvilleString:  Alcohol Distributors, and Kroger (the wet-dry vote)--Sarah Dodd was PR for Kroger, et.al for that election

guest
guest

but no one would here it.....

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

Scott, this run-off will definitely have very low numbers.  It may be less than 50,000.

Keep it real
Keep it real

Ok maybe a bit too harsh. Point trying to make is kunkle knows Dallas and vice versa...

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

And everyone knows it, yet he denies getting any money at all from the CC.  Completely dishonest.

guest
guest

i mean 'hear' it.  sorry.  maybe I didn't understand the question.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Depends on the ad time rate. Dunno what that station charges (or what K-ticket charges) but I bet a reasonable price could be agreed upon.

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