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November 10, 2013


White Candidate Wins By Suggesting He's Black

"Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign [for a board seat on the Houston Community College system]... As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him," KHOU reports.

"Then he came up with an idea... If a white guy didn't have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he's black."

Said Wilson: "Every time a politician talks, he's out there deceiving voters."

"And it apparently worked. In one of the biggest political upsets in Houston politics this election season, Wilson -- an anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor -- emerged as the surprise winner over 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin. His razor thin margin of victory, only 26 votes, was almost certainly influenced by his racially tinged campaign."












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