Dwaine Caraway seeking John Wiley Price's seat

Fresh off the Dallas City Council, Dwaine Caraway announced he is running for another office.

He will seek the Democratic nomination for Dallas County Commissioner District 3 seat next year.

That's the seat held by John Wiley Price, who faces trial for bribery and tax fraud.

But Caraway says it's not a Price fight.

"This is not gonna be a race where it's…uh the battle of the goliaths," said Caraway. "That's not the issue. It is, what can we do to bring better and enhanced opportunities to the people that live in this region in this county?'

With a swipe at the controversial plastic bag ban pushed by Caraway and his efforts against sagging pants, Price, the first and only African-American county commissioner, is confident he can turn back all comers, including Caraway.

"The last time, I think I had three opponents and I won by 77 percent," said Price.

But the last time, Price was not under federal indictment for public corruption.

"That obviously is gonna play a factor," said Dallas attorney Victor Vital.

Vital is not involved in the Price case, but says the trial, set to start in January 2016, could be unfinished business as voters vote in the primary next March.

"The last big case we had, this one is reputed to be even larger than the Don Hill case," said Vital. "Took over three months to try, so there's the very real prospect that the primary runs contemporaneous with the latter part of the trial."

Price is undaunted

"I definitely plan to run for re-election," he said.

Caraway left the city council because of term limits.

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