Could white Republicans running in a district whose voters include black Democrats win an election? Would the black Democrats decry the advertising strategy as deceitful? After two years living in Missouri City, Fort Bend County I learned anything is possible.
Enter Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen, former Fort Bend ISD Trustee Bruce Albright, the Missouri City Coalition of Black Democrats and the recent Fort Bend ISD Trustee & Missouri City municipal elections.
Allen Owen photo courtesy of www.mayorallenowen.com–Bruce Albright photo courtesy of the Houston Chronicle
The flyer was decorated with photographs of Missouri City black Democrat officials— Congressman Al Green, State Representative Ron Reynolds, State Senator Rodney Ellis, Constable Ruben Davis and Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage —and the requisite photograph of President Obama.
Trustee Albright lost his re-election bid but Mayor Owen won re-election.
Who published & distributed the flyer?
Who in the Fort Bend County Democratic Party apparatchik decried the use of the flyer?