Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price this week accused local Democratic Party Chairwoman Kristy Noble of being too vain to properly turn out voters in communities of color.
In a letter to Noble dated Sept. 13, Price channeled singer Carly Simon in criticizing Noble’s get-out-the-vote efforts. He also blasted her for not calling for the ouster of an “inept” Dallas County elections administrator, Michael Scarpello.
“You may be too young to remember, but there was a 1972 hit by Carly Simon entitled you’re so vain,” Price wrote. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years! The opening line and the song’s course epitomize my sentiments regarding your control of the Dallas Democratic Party.”
At issue is a campaign door hanger the Dallas County Democratic Party produced and distributed to voters in Price’s district. The longtime commissioner is bothered that Noble used an image of herself on the material, along with Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic Party nominee for governor against Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott.
Noble added that the door hanger is one of several being distributed to voters.
“This particular piece is a Welcome to the Party piece making a personal connection to voters throughout the county that have been overlooked in previous cycles with different party leadership on different versions,” she said. “We are creating a Democratic Party that is going to be present 365 days a year, election cycle after election cycle.”