Realizing he was unlikely to win in a district where the voters are mostly black Democrats, Wilson decided to lead voters to believe he was black with his campaign materials.
“Every time a politician talks, he’s out there deceiving voters,” Wilson told KHOU.
Wilson’s materials also said he was “endorsed by Ron Wilson,” which could easily lead voters to believe he was referring to a black former state representative of the same name. But Dave Wilson also has a cousin named Ron.
“He’s a nice cousin,” Wilson gleefully said. ‘We played baseball in high school together. And he’s endorsed me.”
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