Dallas Mayoral Campaign Shaping Up to Be One of the Most Expensive in City's History

The nine-person — or maybe 10-person — scramble to become Dallas’ next mayor is shaping up to be one of the most expensive in the city’s history.But with no clear favorite in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Mike Rawlings, donors haven’t coalesced behind a single favorite and more or less spread the money among the wide field.According to campaign finance reported filed Thursday, the nine mayoral candidates on the ballot recorded $2.38 million in donations over the first three months of the year, according to campaign finance filings submitted 30 days away from the May 4 election. And the records show they spent nearly $2 million — with developer Mike Ablon paying out more than one-third of that total.  Continue reading...

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