After the jump, Clayton's strange response to The Dallas Morning News's endorsement of his opponent, Linda Koop.
The News endorsed Koop in an editorial on September 10, 2014. George Clayton wrote this online comment to the editorial:
Warmest congratulations to Linda Koop upon receiving the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News. Several months ago I responded to an invitation of the Democratic Party to run for the legislature as a democrat. The Dallas County Democratic Party Chairman and several other officials were among those who visited my home for over two hours in an effort to persuade me to run as a candidate of their party. Being a life long Republican this decision was not easy to make. However, I agreed to run as a democrat and was soon off to Austin to meet with another committee of Democratic Party officials who assured me that my candidacy was unique and that I would never lack support, financial and otherwise. That support never developed even though assurances were many. My campaign was to centeralize around education issues. That also never developed. I felt lied to and betrayed. In fact, I was. My brief association with the Democratic Party has been a dark experience. Although I will continue with my campaign schedule, I have to agree with the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board, Linda Koop is on her way to Austin and I congratulate her thereon.
Source: George Clayton.
The strangest thing is that this isn't the strangest thing George Clayton has ever done in politics. Read what Clayton has done in past runs for public office by doing a search on coverage of "George Clayton" on this blog. Full disclosure: I even endorsed him for the SBOE in a past election, reluctantly, by a process of elimination (the SBOE is that dysfunctional), but I still found him to be... well, read the archives.