Laura Miller's Time Has Passed, Jennifer Staubach Gates Proves She's Dominant Political Player

Jennifer Staubach Gates' win over Laura Miller showcases several realities in politics.Foremost is this: Even the greatest of candidates can lose, particularly when their era of dominance of over.Fifteen years ago Miller, the so-called pothole mayor, was the most dominant force in local politics. And nowhere was she more popular than in northwest Dallas, where residents and neighborhood leaders hailed her as the champion of neighborhoods, the relentless hero trying to fend off greedy developers.Residents in that council district, known for their penchant to saying "no" to big ticket projects and initiatives, adopted Miller as one of their own. Then she moved there, permanently becoming a member of the family.  Continue reading...

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