Failed Dallas City Council candidate
Richard Sheridan blames his loss on a reporter not informing voters
that a political rival is gay.
Sheridan, who only received 28 votes
out of 10,350 cast in his district on Saturday, left a profane
voicemail for D
Magazine reporter Dan Koller just hours after the polls
Sheridan called Koller a “mother
fucker cunt coward” for not reporting that Leland Burk, who
finished second with 3,584 votes to Jennifer Staubach Gates, is gay.
“You didn't pose the fact,
communicate to the voters that [Burk] is gay,” Sheridan said on the
voicemail. “And I think I did a pretty good job at communicating
to the voters.” (A The Young Turks video which includes the
complete voicemail is embedded on this page. Visit
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Dallas Morning News reported that Sheridan was at City Hall
on Wednesday handing out fliers with the faces of three openly gay
candidates X'd out and 6s scrawled on their foreheads.
“God's voice was heard in Dallas
Saturday,” Sheridan had written on the flier. “No openly LGBT
Sheridan's flier failed to mention his
own unsuccessful bid.