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Wendy Davis: ĎAbsurdí to suggest she canít overtake Greg Abbott
The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics blog ^ | June 28, 2014 | Peggy Fikac

Posted on 06/29/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DALLAS – Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis said Saturday it’s “absurd” to suggest it’s too late for her to overtake Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for governor

Davis, pausing to speak to reporters after a breakfast speech at the Texas Democratic Convention, said her campaign will have the resources to compete with Abbott.

He has a substantial war chest, years in the making, and his campaign recently confirmed to the Express-News that he has reserved $10 million of airtime in October ahead of the general election. Davis, however, has raised millions since announcing last year, and observers are eagerly awaiting the next campaign finance report to gauge her firepower.

Davis said she’ll have money, but more than money, for the campaign to November.

“We’re going to have the resources that we need, and we are going to be competitive not only on television, but I can assure you this — there’s no way he can match us on the ground. We’ve already got 18,000 people volunteering on the ground for us in this campaign, and it’s only June,” Davis said. “And as we get closer and closer to the election, I expect that that number will increase dramatically.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Polls
KEYWORDS: abortionbarbie; gregabbott; texas; wendydavis
Guess I'll have to call and volunteer for Greg in the morning. I'm not about to let her win. How many of those 18,000 do you suppose are union members or illegals?
1 posted on 06/29/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abortion Barbie is done, and with her loss (which will be crushing), so goes the Democrat money uselessly flooding the state for the ‘TurnTexasS**tColor’ campaign.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 11:22:07 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

We thought McDaniel would beat old Cochran handily. I’m not taking anything for granted any more.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 11:24:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Insanity. ... there’s almost something fine about it.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 11:24:56 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abbott would have to come out for amnesty to lose this race.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 11:41:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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She will have everything on her side but the truth. I guess that doesn’t count.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 11:43:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: GeronL

If true, 18,000 is a LOT of volunteers. We need to counter or risk losing again.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 11:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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me neither!....but it ain't about the popular vote anymore!
Its about who certifies the bogus votes...Do your own DD!!!!!!!
8 posted on 06/29/2014 11:49:42 PM PDT by M-cubed
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Give it up, Abortion Barbie.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 12:13:33 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering that reportedly almost half a million people turned out for the Gay Pride parade in Houston this weekend, anything really is possible. I also believe I remember reading that if all the people who voted for Obama the first time had shown up to vote for Bill White when he ran against Perry, White would have been elected Governor.

It’s all about the turnout and the Democrats have four months. We best not become complacent.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 12:22:29 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Remember here in Tx we have quite a new influx of transplants now. I don’t think Windy wins but she may not lose by as much as expected.
Never understimate the number of morons who vote and she would be a disaster of a governor for Tx. Perish the thought and her bid too.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 2:32:06 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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Greg Abbott is not Superman. It is not absurd to suggest that somebody might beat him in November. It is absurd, however, to suggest that Abortion Barbie has a shot.
12 posted on 06/30/2014 3:07:24 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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13 posted on 06/30/2014 3:13:09 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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Wendy Davis huh?
Not too sure Texas is ready for Elizabeth (big squaw)Warren part two.
Phony lying bitch.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 3:53:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Viennacon
She knows she's cooked. BUT, she has to at least play the “viable” candidate shtick so she can spend that campaign cash. It's the same reason why Anthony Weiner ran for mayor - he had $4.5M in campaign cash left over from his US HoR days and needed to spend it.

There are a lot of ways a candidate can ‘spend’ contributed cash with a little creative accounting.

15 posted on 06/30/2014 4:05:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Haiku Guy

I predict Abbott wins by 10-12%.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 6:17:51 AM PDT by darkangel82
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