Desperate Texas Republicans Campaign For State Rep ... Fail To Mention She Died Two Months Ago
A slick new campaign mailer shows a smiling Texas state representative and reminds voters of her many notable achievements in education, economics and politics.
But the ad doesn't mention that Republican Glenda Dawson died in September at the age of 65.
But that's not all.
Dawson’s web page also doesn't disclose that she is deceased. And the page asking for e-mails from those Dawson had represented fails to mention her death, as does the page listing committee memberships by member. Additionally, there are yard signs all over Dawson's suburban Houston district saying “I’m still with Dawson.”
Critics have a word to describe the effort to conceal Dawson's death: Deceit.
Dawson's campaign hopes she'll win re-election to avoid a shoo-in win for Democrat Anthony Dinovo. At the time of her death, there was talk that Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, would hold a special election to fill her seat.
Instead, Republicans hope voters either won't know or won't care that Dawson is deceased, elect her, and then have Perry call a special election to fill the vacancy.