Bayless cites reason for primary vote
February 10, 2014, 7:30 pm by James Walker
Burnet County Court at Law judge candidate Linda Bayless acknowledged at a candidate forum last week that she voted in the Democratic party’s primary in 2008, but said she had a good reason for doing it.
Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh told her to do it.
Speaking at the Burnet County Republican Club candidate forum Thursday, Bayless was asked via a written blind question from someone in the audience about her voting record.
"Yes, I have voted in a Democratic primary, in 2008,” Bayless said. "Back then Hillary Clinton was running against Barrack Obama and Rush Limbaugh was encouraging Republicans to vote in the Democratic primary to mess things up for them. So I did.”
Bayless was prepared for such a question because she told a Highland Lakes Newspapers reporter before the start of the event that her opponent, Natalie Wallace Bennett, had recently begun telling supporters about her voting record.
Bennett made reference to Bayless’ voting record during her remarks to the audience.
"I believe it was more than once,” Bennett said.
Bayless denied she has voted in a Democratic primary other than in 2008.
Also at the forum, 424th Judicial District judge candidate Evan Stubbs continued to hammer his opponent, incumbent judge Dan Mills, for his activist role in local politics.
"I want to be your district judge,” Stubbs said. "I don’t want to be a politician and I don’t want to be involved in local politics. A district judge has no business delving into county politics.”
For the full story see Tuesday's Highlander or Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
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