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Mayor Caraway? Up to Council, Leppert Says, Not Me


Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert isn’t saying whether he’ll run for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s U.S. Senate seat, or whether he’s OK with the prospect of Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway as the city’s mayor.

Buttonholed at today’s annual meeting and luncheon of DowntownDallas Inc., Leppert questioned a press report saying he’d already made up his mind to run for Hutchison’s seat. The report was based on information from U.S. Rep. David Dreier, who went to the same college in California as Leppert. But the mayor said today that he’d “never had a conversation” with Dreier about a possible Senate race.

Asked then whether he had any doubt that Caraway could serve effectively as Dallas mayor, if and when he decided to step down, Leppert replied, “That’s not my call. That’s a decision for the [city] council to make. That’s their call.”