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Greg Abbott Raised More Than Three Times as Much Money as Wendy Davis in January
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 5, 2014 | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/05/2014 4:50:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Despite Wendy Davis's national name recognition, it appears the weeks of bad publicity are finally catching up to her campaign. Likely Republican opponent and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott raised three times the amount of money as Davis did in the past cycle, a sign that Texans are quickly choosing sides in the election.

According to the Austin American-Stateman, Abbott raised $3.1 million in January, compared to Davis's $913,000. This raises Abbott's total to $29.4 million to Davis's $10.2 million war chest. Austinist suggests that among the most significant factors leading to such an advantage for the Republican candidate is the constant stream of negative stories in the press about Davis. Name recognition can only get a candidate so far when every story about them is a scandal.

While Abbott had been leading Davis in the polls since last November, the increased incidences of inconsistencies in Davis's image, and flaws with her campaign, have widened the gap between the candidates. A story published by the Dallas Morning News last month found that Davis had lied about her status as a single teenaged mother and falsely claimed she fully paid for her own education through work. In reality, Davis divorced at 21 and her second husband paid for much of her law school education. Davis pegged the story on Abbott, despite the lack of evidence that the liberal reporter who broke the story, Wayne Slater, had worked with the Abbott campaign or would have any desire to. She has repeatedly insisted that the story is true despite the evidence to the contrary.

The biographical errors are just the cornerstone of a much graver set of problems for the Democratic candidate....

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TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortionbarbie; election2014; election2016; gregabbott; texas; wendydavis
Need to save up and send him a twenty.
1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:50:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s hope he will wage an active campaign and not sit back assuming victory, the way Richard M. Nixon did in 1968.

2 posted on 02/05/2014 4:51:43 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

Abortion Barbie isn’t getting the robust cheerleading from the MSM that I expected.

3 posted on 02/05/2014 4:54:15 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whose sleuthing down the streets of Dem cities, lying to everybody she meets, whose faking out the minds of her dummies, everyone knows its Wendy.
And Wendy tells stormy lies, flashing her mascara eyes, and likes to see babies die, for womens rights, its her delights.

4 posted on 02/05/2014 4:55:58 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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We can sing about Wendy, but there is fire in the eyes of her diehard backers who will try to organize a victory based on low turnout.

5 posted on 02/05/2014 5:44:11 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: nascarnation

6 posted on 02/05/2014 6:07:34 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. Anybody see “The Candidate”?

7 posted on 02/05/2014 6:56:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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