Leffingwell Surprises in Austin -- or Not
We've conclusively determined that Ballot Box commenters are better informed than the Associated Press. On Saturday, Lee Leffingwell took first place in the Austin ...
We've conclusively determined that Ballot Box commenters are better informed than the Associated Press.
On Saturday, Lee Leffingwell took first place in the Austin mayoral race with 47% of the vote. Brewster McCracken, who, like Leffingwell, is on the city council, was a distant second with 27%. The two will meet in a runoff on June 16.
In response to that post, a commenter, John Richard, responded:
About the Austin race, I would not consider Brewster McCracken in the lead, by a long shot.
The other candidate, Lee Leffingwell, has the serious insider Democratic support needed to win at this very odd election time.
Brewster actually sent out a mailer around town claiming Lee Leffingwell would introduce parking fees on the street during the late-night hours. This, to me, is extraordinarily desperate as everyone in this city knows that this is a politically anathema idea.
I am not a huge fan of either men as I believe we can have a better progressive candidate than either of them, however, typical of the A.P., their information is flawed and based on half-hearted research, at best.
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