Skip to comments.Wendy Davis’ Campaign Just Started a War with the TX Press Corps (Update: TX Media Explode in Rage)
Posted on 01/30/2014 11:31:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Before I get to the tweets that serve as a timeline, we need to set the stage. David Rauf is the Austin bureau reporter for the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle. Those newspapers serve Texas largest and second-largest cities. They are big dogs among the Texas press. Jan Soifer is the chair of the Travis County Democratic Party.
The Travis County Democratic Party held a fundraiser with Wendy Davis on Tuesday, and Davis delivered her stump speech. Thats normal stuff. But in a highly unusual move, the TCDP and the Davis campaign barred the event to all but one media outlet, the Texas Tribune, which livestreamed it. According to Rauf, not only did the Tribune get exclusive access, a Davis campaign press release told other media to stay away. They would not be welcome or admitted.
Rauf took to Twitter today trying to get some answers, because apparently the TCDP and the Davis campaign have circled their wagons....
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
What'd we ever do before Twitter? LOL
Abortion Barbie’s 15 mins are up.
Wendy Davis ought to just throw in the towel and drop out. Her campaign is just lurching from disaster to disaster.
Greg Abbott’s campaign is probably amazed at their good fortune. They’re also playing it smart and letting Wendy shoot herself to pieces.
That’s good for Mr. Abbott. When someone makes an ass of themselves, shut up, stand back and let it happen.
After the election of the faux squaw Warren, I no longer underestimate the stupidity of voters.
Yes, I feel the same, and likewise about the awestruck welcome given to Barack Obama when he stole the limelight in his first presidential campaign, circa 2007.
Whenever I think of the stupidity of the American voter, I think of faux squaw and seven years ago...
You’re dead on right. If you’re a progressive, Wendy’s narrative is compelling. The fact that it is not true doesn’t matter. Same thing with Warren. Most voters know they are lying but they will vote for these psychopaths anyhow.
San Antonio is bigger than Dallas?
No, actually, the Dallas/Ft Worth MSA as a whole is the largest population center in Texas and fourth largest in the United States and creeping up on being third.
Does anyone have background information on Soifer and Martin, and other Barbie staff?
Like to see where they came from, both politically and rock they crawled out of.
Davis is a degenerate animal pyscopath
Self destructing so quickly the CPUSA may have to cut her loose and bring in a new comrade to carry the red flag
Do you know who the Dem's will draft if she drops out? I'm pretty sure I do, and I want Wendy to stay in the Race.
And yes, I know filing has closed, but I figure they’d find some way around it.
Who are you thinking they will replace her with?
Julian “agenda 21” Castro.
Yep, time to support Barbie.
If either of the Castros have filed and we just don’t know it yet.
- Mark Twain
Need to tie as many Democrats in Texas to Wendy as possible. Hopefully when she goes down, she’ll drag the entire party with her.
Paging Susan Fluke!
Really strange. Both papers cited in the article are liberal/Dem rags that suck up to any liberal that comes along and slants all of their reporting like MSNBC does.
Hell to the NO! They are wasting a ton of money. The more they waste, the better.
f either of the Castros have filed and we just dont know it yet.
Trust me, they filed. The paperwork is in the trunk of someone’s car.
Abortion Barbie is the PERFECT DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE!! Abortion LOVER, LIAR, FAKE HISTORY, EVIL....she's a SHOE-in!
Sandra Fluke is going to run for Henry Waxman’s seat!!! She’s a SHOE-IN ALSO!!
Nope. The Dems have bigger plans for Castro ... and we’ll see that in 2016.
Uh Oh!...there is a GOPe troubleshooter packing his emergency travel bag and heading to Texas, in order to ensure that the Republican candidate doesn't let this opportunity to throw a victory away slip through his fingers.
Wendy has something in common w/Hillary. She’s ‘entitled.’ After standing on her feet all those hours she’s looking for her reward.
Blame it on no-information name-recognition voters. The same thing that got Terry McCauliffe elected. And Shirley Jackson Lee, etc.
The press won’t mind being barred from Wendy’s event: they will tell themselves its for the “greater good”.
Abbott is so passive though that Wendy may yet outsmart him among the huge and growing of the TX uninformed.
What makes you think the Texans who 24 years ago embraced Anne W. Richards won’t fall for Wendy? The Republican record in governing has been marginal though they have won nearly all statewide offices during that time. Many finally want a liberal like the rest of the country has; like the Hebrews of old demanding a king though they were warned it was not in their best interest. People are too uninformed for self-government.
|San Antonio city||1,327,407|
|Fort Worth city||741,206|
|El Paso city||649,121|
I had a small suspicion that would be the case. Dallas *the city* is quite small, and actually has very little housing. It’s when you take the Metroplex around it (even excluding the Mid-cities and Fort Worth) that you get a “big” city. In that sense, yes, San Antonio *city* is the second-biggest, but DFW as an overall news market dwarfs the others.
|Metropolitan Area||Metropolitan Division||Population|
|3||25||San AntonioNew Braunfels||2,142,508|
|4||35||AustinRound RockSan Marcos||1,716,289|
|5||58||El PasoLas Cruces||1,045,180|
Everything that has happened enhances her resume in the eyes of Rat voters. She'll get the sympathy vote and be a poster child for the war on women. Just like Elizabeth Warren (only Davis won't win the general). But she'll pull in a bunch of Rat resources in the losing effort - resources that would be better spent to defend the LA and NC Senate seats.
Your post is revealing because it shows how the leftists hide the fact that big liberal cities are dying. The leftist demographers include exurbia, labeling these as “area,” to make the claim that leftist cities are growing in population. In fact, nearly all liberal cities have lost families by the 10s of millions since the 1990s. They fled to exurbia and the jobs have followed them. Seattle, for example, has more dogs than children.
No, the San Antonio paper (at least the one in English) is second tier. The influential papers are the Chron, the DMN, and the StartleGram.
Inside the city limits. Jacksonville is a lot bigger than Atlanta, as well. SA is about 1.33 million, Dallas clocks in at 1.2 million. In comparison, Atlanta is about 440,000. Jacksonville is over 800,000.
When NJ Senator Robert Torricellis first term ran out in 2002, he stood for reelection and was renominated despite a flaming corruption scandal. A businessman named Doug Forrester (wikipedia link) ran against strongly against him as a Republican, and Torricellis poll numbers tanked. The result was that it was clear that a (gasp) Republican was about to win the Senate seat; something had to be done. And it was.
Torricelli was induced to withdraw, and the Democratic Party went to court to get retired NJ senator Frank Lautenberg onto the ballot. The NJ law stated that a party could change its nominee up to a certain date, which had passed. No problem. One of Ann Coulters books described the New Jersey Supreme Court (not the correct name) as the worst in the nation against some stiff opposition. The court held that the Democratic Party had a right to a nominee who could win, fully vindicating Ann's judgement. I wish I were exaggerating, but . . .
The court ordered the replacement of Torricelli on the Democrat line and, like clockwork, the retread Democrat beat the good government Republican.