Here's What I Saw During a Day on the Campaign Trail With Dallas Mayoral Candidate Scott Griggs

I've known Scott Griggs and Eric Johnson since 2007 -- long before either one sought his first vote for public office.They were both young lawyers -- heck, they're still young -- with a passion for Dallas and its future. Yet it never occurred to me that a dozen years later they would be facing off in a runoff election to decide which of them will lead this city.OK, so I'm not clairvoyant.My first conversations with Griggs and Johnson were part of the months of research I did before helping launch The Dallas Morning News' "Bridging Dallas' North-South Gap" editorial effort. I came to know both of them well and learned a lot from each -- as I did from many others -- throughout that decade-long project.Now with one of these guys about to be our next mayor, I wondered what a day in the life of their runoff campaigns would look like. This is what I found on the trail with Scott Griggs. (You'll find my day with Eric Johnson here.)  Continue reading...

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