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Posted on 17 May 2007 at 5:21pm

“Primarily, at this point, we really need to be up on TV. You’ve got to raise the same amount of money in one-tenth of the time.”

Openly gay City Councilman Ed Oakley, on the keys to winning his mayoral runoff against Tom Leppert on June 16

“This is someone who’s a Republican who wants to run for mayor in a Democratic city. People are saying don’t make this a partisan thing, but I’m sorry.”

Jesse Garcia, president, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, on mayoral candidate Tom Leppert

“I think the turnout could have been better. The GLBT community has a
history of being active and vocal, and I think the percentages from them
in this election were just dismal.”

District 3 City Council Candidate Joseph Hernandez, on the estimated 16 percent LGBT voter turnout in the May 12 election

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 18, 2007

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