Dallas convention center hotel: Crow petition drive to kill it?

Now here’s an interesting development: associates of Anatole Hotel owner Harlan Crow (yes, that Crow family) will announce Tuesday, Sept. 16, that a political action committee is being formed to push for a referendum to kill the taxpayer-owned convention center hotel project planned downtown — all of this according to Sam Merten at the Dallas Observer. As Merten points out, this coalition of the willing is an interesting mix: Crow as the chief funding agent and political consultant Brooks Love, who with Angela Hunt very nearly pulled off last year’s Trinity River referendum. And that combo is interesting because Crow was on the opposite side of Hunt’s Trinity push. More info tomorrow, but this has the looks of our second big-time political cage-match in a year, and this time all of the heavyweights won’t be on the same side.

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