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  • Abbott Claims He Is Preparing To Sue Obama Administration

    09/21/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2014 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas ó Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott said he is preparing to sue the Obama administration to recuperate the money spent by the state dealing with the recent border crisis. He made the claim on Friday evening when he faced off against his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis during the first gubernatorial debate which was held near the Texas-Mexico border. According to Abbott, the Obama administration failed to secure the border and prevent the immigration surge that resulted in a humanitarian crisis and became a financial burden on the state and the municipalities of the Texas border. During...
  • Wendy Davis Melts Down, Talks Over Moderator During Debate

    09/20/2014 12:06:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis -- both gubernatorial candidates -- debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. During the course of the debate, the issue of education came up. After hearing what Abbott had to say, a defensive Davis spoke when she was not supposed to and even interrupted a moderator multiple times--despite being told that it was not her turn to speak. The incident began after Davis asked Abbott a question that began, "Judge Dates has recently ruled against you and in favor of the school children of Texas,...
  • Abbott says he grieves for Davis

    09/07/2014 1:50:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 6, 2014 | Staff & wire reports
    Republican Greg Abbott says he grieves for Democrat Wendy Davis after his gubernatorial opponent revealed that she once had an abortion upon learning that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. Abbott said Saturday in a statement that ďthe unspeakable pain of losing a child is beyond tragic for any parent.Ē He said he grieves for the Davis family and the loss of life. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, discloses the abortion for the first time in her new memoir, Forgetting to Be Afraid. She had become pregnant in 1996 but had the abortion after doctors told her...
  • In Alaska And Texas, Democrats Struggle To Pin Their Willie Horton Ads On Republicans

    09/03/2014 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    In 1988, Republicans slammed Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis over Willie Horton, a convicted murderer who attacked a man and sexually assaulted a woman compliments of Massachusettsí weekend furlough program. This was used to paint Dukakis as soft on crime. Willie Horton 1988 Attack AdIt was a particularly nasty ad (I mean that in a good way)Ėand Democrats seem to be trying to do the same thing to Republicans in some of the 2014 elections. Trying to spin legal decisions in a way that portrays them as incompetent, soft on crime, and, at times; engaging in a war on women....
  • Greg Abbott Files Emergency Request to Uphold Pro-Life Texas Law Closing Abortion Clinics

    09/01/2014 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Late Sunday night, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency request with a federal appeals court to uphold a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The legislation, House Bill 2 (HB2), requires abortion facilities to meet the same safety standards of other Ambulatory Surgical Centers in the state, ensures that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and bans painful late abortions on fully formed babies. texas9bThe admitting privileges portion of the law was the portion responsible for closing abortion clinics and, because so...
  • Wendy Davis is Dodging Big Questions About the Perry Indictment

    08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Is the political indictment of Gov. Rick Perry already backfiring on Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis? Gov. Perryís official courthouse portrait immediately became the Mugshot Seen ĎRound the World. Instead of becoming a liability, it became a badge of honor. It will probably be on campaign T-shirts, mugs and shot glasses (the Rick Perry ďMugShotĒ is irresistible) before long. Perry followed that visit up with a trip for ice cream, sealing the win on what the Democrats hoped would be a terrible day for him and the beginning of the end of the Perry era. The case itself is already...
  • ELECTION 2014: Texas gubernatorial candidates give insight on transportation

    08/17/2014 1:01:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Land Line ^ | August 15, 2014 | Keith Goble
    A new governor will be seated in Texas following the Nov. 4 election. The candidates competing for outgoing Gov. Rick Perry’s position have track records and have weighed in on transportation issues. The two major party candidates vying to replace him are Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis. One issue that will confront the winner is a transportation system in need of $4 billion more per year in revenue. The Texas House is expected to propose a budget next year that uses all of the money allotted to the state highway fund for transportation. Advocates say that devoting highway...
  • Wendy Davis attacks Greg Abbott on rape, but looks the other way for Planned Parenthood

    08/13/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Wendy Davis has released a new campaign ad attacking Greg Abbott for how he sided in an old state Supreme Court case. A woman was raped by a contractor for the Kirby vacuum cleaner company, and she and her husband sued Kirby ó the rapist was a sexual predator, and Kirby had not run a background check on the salesman. Abbott, who was a state Supreme Court justice at the time, was one of three dissenting opinions, and felt that Kirby was not responsible. In the ad, Davis insinuates that a company should be held responsible for the actions of...
  • VIDEO: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Sending the National Guard to the Border

    07/21/2014 7:24:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 33 replies
    Gretawire/FoxNewsInsider ^ | July 21, 2014 | Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott,Greta
    VIDEO: Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Sending the National Guard to the Border Watch our interview with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott from tonightís ON THE RECORD and sound off!See the Video Here
  • Davis slaps SC for Ďdisappointing decision to restrict access to birth controlí; Abbott calls a win

    06/30/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Biz Beat Blog ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Lindenberger
    Update: 2:34 p.m. EST: Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, issued a statement condemning the courtís decision in the Hobby Lobby case. ďTodayís disappointing decision to restrict access to birth control puts employers between women and their doctors. We need to trust women to make their own health care decisions ó not corporations, the Supreme Court, or Greg Abbott,Ē she said. Abbott, the attorney general and her opponent in this fall election, issued a statement praising the ruling, which is below. Update 1:09 p.m. EST: Former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, the current president of...
  • Wendy Davis: ĎAbsurdí to suggest she canít overtake Greg Abbott

    06/29/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics blog ^ | June 28, 2014 | Peggy Fikac
    DALLAS Ė Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis said Saturday itís ďabsurdĒ to suggest itís 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...
  • Dems see bright future even in a loss (Wendy Davis)

    06/22/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 22, 2014 | Anna Palmer and Katie Glueck
    Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg Abbott in the race for governor, a disadvantage that many liberals believe could mean a blow-out in November. But even if Davis suffers a big loss, she could still score a win for her political career ó setting herself up as an important player in the party regardless of the final score. Itís a...
  • TX AG Abbott on Immigration Crisis: Obama ĎBasically Swung Open the Doorsí

    06/22/2014 6:52:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jun 21, 2014 4:53PM
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is using state money to support border operations amid a growing immigration crisis. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is supporting the move, was on ďFox and FriendsĒ this morning to discuss this issue. Abbott said they are doing what the federal government is supposed to doóstepping up security at the border, where agents are overwhelmed. Ö
  • Official: Texas can keep lethal drug source secret

    05/29/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2014 5:22 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Texasí prison system doesnít have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general said Thursday, marking a reversal by the stateís top prosecutor on an issue being challenged in several death penalty states. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor in the nationís busiest death penalty state, had rebuffed three similar attempts by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 2010. His decision can be appealed to the courts. [Ö] The issue has put Abbott in a thorny position during an election year in Texas, where the death penalty is like gun rights: Candidates...
  • Ted Cruz Says BLM Needs To Sell Land, Not Grab More

    04/29/2014 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 97 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | April 29, 2014
    Ted Cruz feels the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) should be reducing claims on public lands. The Republican Texas Senator is among those lawmakers weighing in on the Red River Texas and Oklahoma boundary dispute with the federal agency. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the BLM Red River boundary dispute may cause approximately 90,000 acres of privately held land to fall into the hands of the federal government. Texas rancher Tommy Henderson has become the focal point of the BLM dispute. Supporters from around the country are rallying around Henderson, much in the same manner as protesters did for...
  • Greg Abbott slams BLMís potential seizure of private lands

    04/22/2014 1:48:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott slammed the federal Bureau of Land Managementís claims that private property within the state now belongs to the federal government. The BLM says the federal government owns a 90,000 acre piece of land along Texasís Red River, despite it being maintained and cultivated by private landowners for generations and no law has been passed by Congress giving BLM ownership of the land. In the wake of cattle rancher Cliven Bundyís standoff with federal agents over desert tortoise habitat in Nevada, Abbott ó who is currently running for governor ó argues that BLMís plans to seize...
  • Inquiry checks Davis' work for toll group

    04/19/2014 9:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The San Angelo Standard-Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | The Associated Press
    AUSTIN ó Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davisí legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday. The Dallas Morning News used a freedom of information request to learn of the investigation, and then confirmed it with Elizabeth Winn, an assistant Travis County attorney. The FBI hasnít responded to the newspaperís request for comment. The investigation stems from a conflict of interest complaint filed in 2012 by former state Rep. Mark Shelton, a Republican who ran against Davis for her Fort Worth state senate seat. In...
  • Editorial: Greg Abbott takes poll position

    04/19/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Amarillo Globe-News ^ | April 19, 2014
    If Texas Tech Universityís numbers are any indication, the race for Texas governor wonít be all that competitive. According to a poll released last week by Techís Earl Survey Research Lab, GOP gubernatorial candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has about lapped Democratic candidate state Sen. Wendy Davis. Granted, there is a long way to go before the Nov. 4 election, but with 54 percent of respondents saying they would vote for Abbott ó and only 25 percent backing Davis ó the attorney general has reason for optimism, at least according to this poll. (And before Davis supporters contend...
  • POLL: CNN'S WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGN FOR WENDY DAVIS BACKFIRES

    04/18/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    For over a week in February, led by Wolf Blitzer, CNN devoted countless hours to boost Wendy Davis, the abortion extremist Democrat running to become governor of Texas. Using a guilt-by-association tactic, Blitzer and CNN relentlessly hurled fireballs at Davis's Republican opponent Greg Abbott for sharing a stage with right-wing rocker Ted Nugent, who had called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" months before. A just-released polls shows that CNN turning itself into a full-bodied campaign outlet for Davis definitely failed to the move the ball for Davis, but might have even backfired. Abbott is currently surging past Davis by a...
  • Republicans lead in Texas

    04/16/2014 4:34:11 AM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    PPP Press Release ^ | April 15, 2014 | PPP
    PPP's newest Texas poll finds Republicans leading by double digits in all of the state's major races for 2014. In the Governor's race Greg Abbott's at 51% to 37% for Wendy Davis. ------snip----- There's been some thought that Democratic prospects might be better in the race for Lieutenant Governor but Leticia Van de Putte actually trails by slightly more than Davis, regardless of who her Republican opponent ends up being. Dan Patrick leads her by 16 points at 51/35. ------snip----- Although it hasn't really been on anyone's radar screen the likely US Senate match up between John Cornyn and David...
  • Yikes: Wendy Davis trails Greg Abbott in Texas ó among women

    04/15/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Caller, pollster Kellyanne Conway surveys the state of the ‚Äúwar on women‚ÄĚ in Texas: ‚ÄúWomen get exhausted with women candidates who say they are pro-woman and then run on issues that real women don¬ít say are most important to them.‚ÄĚNo worries. Wendy‚Äôs rolling out a plan for universal pre-K at a cool $750 million per year in taxpayer expense. That‚Äôll show ‚Äėem.The favorability numbers are even starker. Among women, Abbott scores 35/27 while Davis clocks in at ‚Ķ 32/46. That‚Äôs basically identical to her 33/48 favorability among men. She ran on her biography, and this is where it...
  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice (gubernatorial race)

    04/15/2014 1:55:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 4:42 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates donít dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nationís busiest death chamber. Itís an election-year dilemma for Abbott. But in Texas, itís one that Democratic rival Wendy Davis canít easily exploit, illustrating the difficulty of navigating the issue in such a pro-death penalty state. Abbott must soon decide whether to stick with his earlier opinions that Texas must disclose the source of the execution drugs it...
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiffís lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and ó for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa ó a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Wendy Davis cruises to victory in primary, but faces long odds in general election

    03/05/2014 2:48:07 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    AUSTIN, TX, March 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė Abortion rights activist and State Sen. Wendy Davis is officially the Democratic nominee for governor in the state of Texas. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after a filibuster against a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks' gestation in May 2013, won nearly 80 percent of the vote in a primary she was expected to win with little difficulty. Money was one of Davis' big advantages in the primary. According to The Dallas Morning News, she raised $2.85 million from January 22 to February 24. Nearly $230,000 of that came from Emily's...
  • MSNBC ATTACKS GREG ABBOTT: ĎITíS HARD TO TURN A GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR INTO A VILLAINí

    03/05/2014 8:30:51 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Mar 2014 | Brandon Darby
    In a shocking display of cruelty, MSNBCís Zachary Roth attacked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in an article under the headline: "No One Pushes Greg Abbott Around." Abbott, who is in a wheelchair, is the Republican gubernatorial candidate running against Wendy Davis. MSNBCís Roth goes on to write, ďPut simpler: Itís hard to turn a guy in a wheelchair into a villainóno matter his record.Ē This incident is not the first time left-of-center advocates for Wendy Davis have crossed lines in using Abbott's disability. The pro-Wendy Davis group Battleground Texas made headlines when a leader from the group was caught...
  • Texans vote in primaries shaken by Tea Party influence

    03/04/2014 5:22:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were expected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement are trying to topple established Republicans in several races. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race easily, opinion polls show. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, and state Senator Wendy Davis, the top Democratic Party candidate, were also expected to win by wide margins. Voting closes at 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Run-off elections will be held on May...
  • Eyes on GOP as Texas holds nation's 1st primary (TX Primary Open Thread)

    03/04/2014 1:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas ó Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next big electoral battleground. Republican Gov. Rick Perry has decided this would be his last of a record 14 years in office, and his looming exit has set off a scramble resulting in the most open races in Texas in more than a decade. Republicans are favored to win them all come November ó including Perry's seat, despite Democrat Wendy Davis building a national profile and an early...
  • Progressivesí Rules Of Outrage

    02/23/2014 5:53:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The thing I like about most sports are the rules and how the winner is determined are pretty unambiguous. Score more points, cross the finish line first, jump higher, whatever, and you win. Should there be any foul play or skirting of the rules, thereís an official or referee there to cry foul. Itís simple and, to borrow a word from President Obama, fair. Politics, on the other hand, is quite different. Truth used to be the most potent weapon in the game of politics. It was the best tool with which to garner the most votes, and whoever got...
  • Perry condemns Nugent's 'subhuman mongrel' remark

    02/21/2014 8:09:41 PM PST · by South40 · 73 replies
    ABC (AP) ^ | 2/21/2014
    AUSTIN, TX -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday condemned inflammatory remarks by Ted Nugent that resurfaced when the outspoken rocker this week joined Republican Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign. Nugent was quoted in an interview with Guns.com last month as calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel." He appeared with Abbott during two campaign stops Tuesday, a decision that Democratic opponent Wendy Davis called "repulsive." Perry said on CNN's "Situation Room" that Nugent making outrageous comments shouldn't surprise anyone. But he condemned his language about Obama. "I got a problem calling the president a mongrel. I do have a problem...
  • Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger

    02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) ‚Äď Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent."If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook. Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama, campaigned with Abbott at two events Monday. Democrats pointed to some of Nugent's past controversial remarks in an effort to discredit Abbott.The campaign for Abbott, however, acknowledged it was simply inviting Nugent...
  • Republican draws fire for campaigning with Ted Nugent

    02/18/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bgill · 53 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | AFP
    A Republican hopeful for Texas governor drew harsh criticism for hitting the campaign trail Tuesday with Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker who recently described President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appeared at two campaign stops with the outspoken gun-loving musician-turned-commentator on the first day of early primary voting in the traditionally Republican state where he faces a surprisingly tough challenge by a rising-star Democrat.
  • Wendy Davis calls on Greg Abbott to stop defending same-sex marriage ban

    02/16/2014 7:57:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 13, 2014 | Peggy Fikac
    SAN ANTONIO ó Sen. Wendy Davis said Thursday that she supports same-sex marriage and that Attorney General Greg Abbott, her presumed general-election opponent in the race for governor, should stop defending the state's ban. ďIt's my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation,Ē Davis told the Express-News editorial board. Davis, D-Fort Worth, said she is ďpleasedĒ that the state's constitutional definition of marriage, as being between a man and a woman, is under challenge in federal...
  • Wendy Davis accused of ďbetrayalĒ on abortion

    02/13/2014 3:05:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 13, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    The reaction to Wendy Davisí statement that she could support a ban on late-term abortion if there were more deference given to patients and physicians has caused angst in a Democratic base already upset over Davisí support of Open Carry laws. Amanda Marcotte at Slate.com called it a betrayal (emphasis added): "Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis made her name and kick-started her campaign for governor by filibustering an anti-abortion omnibus bill, standing and talking for 11 hours straight in support of abortion rights. So it comes as a surprise ó and frankly, a betrayal ó to learn that Davis told...
  • Apology called for after Greg Abbott's comment

    02/11/2014 12:50:38 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | 02/10/2014 | Author: Jessie Degollado
    Abbott: RGV corruption cases Ďresemble third world countryí SAN ANTONIO - Greg Abbott, the Republican frontrunner for governor, tweeted heíll have a rebuttal to the uproar over his ďThird World countryĒ comment. Referring to his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, Abbott said, ďIt will show how clueless she is.Ē In a tweet as well as a letter to the editor of the McAllen Monitor, Davis called on Abbott ďto apologize for his offensive comments about South Texas." I join @monitornews in calling for Greg Abbott to apologize for his offensive comments about South Texas: http://t.co/dDt1KouSNW ó Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) February 9,...
  • Wendy Davisí Open Carry announcment may cost her any chance of winning

    02/09/2014 2:42:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 8, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Start from the premise that Wendy Davis probably was going to lose the election against Greg Abbott no matter what. But probably wasnít a sure thing. Abbott never was in Edwin Edwards territory: ďThe only way I can lose this election is if Iím caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.Ē It didnít help that Davisís narrative of being a struggling teenage single mom who brought herself up by her bootstraps all the way to Harvard Law School fell apart. Davis always had the base, and maybe if she got lucky, if Republican turnout was...
  • Wendy Davis Outrages Democrats with Open Carry Support

    02/07/2014 5:23:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 6, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Last week, amid a host of questions about her ideological commitment and personal integrity, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis revealed a new, unexpected issue on her campaign platform: securing Second Amendment rights. The move has been met with some outrage from Democrats who see "no justification" for open carry laws. Davis first announced her new stance last week to the Associated Press, suggesting that her campaign would "expand where people may carry handguns." The position is not on Davis's official campaign platform, and, from a legislator with an "F" rating from the NRA, appeared to surface out of nowhere. Davis did...
  • Greg Abbott Raised More Than Three Times as Much Money as Wendy Davis in January

    02/05/2014 4:50:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 5, 2014 | Frances Martel
    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...
  • Now We Have Greg Abbott 'Wheelchair Truthers'

    01/26/2014 4:15:30 AM PST · by Marcus · 14 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | January 26, 2014 | Mark R. Whittington
    Just when you thought that the Wendy Davis phenomenon could not get crazier, Twitchy reports that rise of the "wheelchair truthers" which is to say people who actually think that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is faking being paralyzed. There have been some weird conspiracy theories in American history, ranging from the vast (9/11 was an inside job, the Apollo moon landings were faked) to the petty (Sarah Palin wasn't really pregnant with her younger son, Trig.) The idea that a man would fake being paralyzed successfully for decades, presumably for sympathy and for the money, is the most bizarre...
  • Bristol Palin: Wendy Davis' Story is 'Downright Pathethic'

    01/24/2014 9:57:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/24/14 | Cortney O'Brien
    Bristol Palin ‚úĒ @BristolsBlog Follow Dear #WendyDavis, You Can Have a Job AND Kids http://shar.es/UAmoJ @TwitchyTeam Writing on her Patheos.com blog, Palin called out the Texas State Senator for greatly exaggerating her ¬Ďsuccess story¬í and criticized liberals who are still supporting her: I know you would rather think about Wendy Davis, so let¬ís get back to her. She¬ís more your type of woman. She left her kid, husband, made it into a false ¬ďmade-for-tv-movie-type-tale¬Ē and then demanded that Texans have the right to kill babies. That¬ís the woman you libs can really get behind! Let me be clear. I think...
  • BUSTED: Wendy Davisí Staff Caught on Tape Making Fun of Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    01/24/2014 9:44:59 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 1/23/14 | Brittany Pounders
    Abortion Barbie canít seem to stay away from all sorts of controversy these days. When sheís not saying utterly stupid things such as, ďMy education plan is dynamic and will take on ideas as a ship takes on waterĒ (somebody please get her a copy of the Titanic so she can see how that ends)Ö or ďGreg Abbott should walk a day in my shoes!Ē (Um, yes, heís in a wheelchair) sheís having to also answer for the lies the blatant lies that have been perpetuated for years during her different political runs. No kidding, she is beginning to make...
  • BREAKING NEW VIDEO: Wendy Davis Supporters, BGTX Mock Greg Abbottís Disability

    01/23/2014 10:18:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | Thursday, January 23, 2014
    While investigating Obamacare Navigators, Battleground Texas, and their connection to Obamaís Organizing for America, we caught some deeply offensive comments on tape. It seems Battleground Texas and Wendy Davisí strategy to win the Governorís seat is to mock Attorney General Abbottís disability. We caught Davis supporters and Battleground Texas staff on tape making crude statement such as ďisnít that amazing to think of? Heís in a wheelchair and we want to stand with Wendy?Ē Even more disturbing was an election official who when asked about forging signatures covered her ears and then went on to admit, ďPeople do that all...
  • (Abortion Barbie) Wendy Davisí Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs Before Seeing Her Kids

    01/20/2014 9:57:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | January 20, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    News has broken that Wendy Davis lied about her background. She is now playing victim blaming Greg Abbott. It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003. In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis ďbe immediately restrained from . . . using illegal drugs or consuming alcohol within 24 hours before or during the period of possession of or access to the child.Ē Speaking of the child, at the time her daughter requested her...
  • (Abortion Barbie) Wendy Davis Slams Pro-Life Paraplegic Opponent: Heís ďNever Walked In My ShoesĒ

    01/21/2014 3:23:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Itís just getting worse and worse for abortion activist Wendy Davis, who is falling on her own sword in the Texas gubernatorial race. First, Davis was caught by a Dallas newspaper lying about her story of being a single mom who overcame adversity. Then, she sought to blame her problems on pro-life candidate for governor Greg Abbott. Now, in attacking Abbot, sheís stuck her foot in her mouth saying heís ďnever walked a mile in my shoes.Ē Problem is, Abbott canít. Heís a paraplegic who is confined to a wheelchair. [Snip] Patrick Archbold at Creative Minority Report opines on the...
  • Tom Pauken withdraws from GOP governorís race

    12/05/2013 2:29:08 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 42 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/05/2013 | Christy Hoppe
    Tom Pauken, former chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission and former head of the state Republican Party, withdrew from the Texas gubernatorial race. Pauken had struggled to raise money against a well-financed Greg Abbott. The following statement is excerpted from a letter the Pauken campaign sent today to donors and supporters: Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings, and I have much to be thankful for with such a great family and so many wonderful friends. The past month has made that even clearer and more dear to me. I want to thank you personally for your gracious and...
  • Abortion Activist Wendy Davis Tells Texas Voters, ďI Am Pro-LifeĒ

    11/06/2013 2:25:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Life News ^ | November 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Wendy Davis is continuing her campaign to reform her image as an abortion activist as she attempts to moderate her extreme views enough to placate a Texas electorate that is solidly pro-life. Davis has already downplayed her pro-abortion views and is attempting to focus on other political issues, and now sheís attempting to pull a fast one in her campaign for governor by declaring herself ďpro-life.Ē From a local news report about her campaign stop at the University of Texas at Brownsville: It was late June when Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, rocketed to national prominence on...
  • Sebelius Faults Texas Leaders for Politicizing Health Law

    10/25/2013 9:44:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | October 25, 2013 | Becca Aaronson and David Maly
    While visiting Austin to highlight health insurance enrollment efforts under the federal Affordable Care Act, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Friday that the online marketplace still isnít working smoothly and criticized some Texas leaders for continuing to mount a political campaign against the law. ďItís unfortunate that it is still being conducted as a political campaign and not as the law,Ē she said in an interview with the Tribune. ďThis is no longer a political debate; itís the law of the land.Ē Sebelius acknowledged that the success of the law hinges on enrollment efforts in Texas,...
  • UPDATE: Abbott changes mind, unlikely to sue for right to discriminate in San Antonio

    09/19/2013 5:02:37 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 82 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 09/18/2013 | David Taffett
    UPDATE: Here is the response that came from the Attorney Generalís office: We will continue to review and monitor the ordinance. Iíve attached the letter sent to Mayor Castro before the vote was taken. The final ordinance did not include the most problematic language, which led to our response: ďWe are pleased the city council heeded our advice and deleted this provision, which surely would have been grounds for a constitutional challenge to the ordinance. We will continue to review the ordinance and monitor the situation.Ē I have requested information on what will be monitored, how the AG views this...
  • Trump, George W. Bush among donors to Abbottís campaign for Texas governor

    09/08/2013 2:16:41 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/30/2013 | Wayne Slater
    AUSTIN ó What do Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush have in common? They both want Greg Abbott to be the next governor of Texas. Both men are among the contributors listed in Abbottís latest campaign finance report to the state, which covers fundraising over six weeks in June and July that the Legislature was in special session. Trump, the millionaire developer, gave the Republican candidate for governor $25,000 last month. Bush contributed $5,000 in July. Abbott, the state attorney general, raised $1 million, while Republican rival Tom Pauken, the former state GOP chairman, raised $44,395. During the...
  • Texas Planned Parenthood must reimburse $1.4 million in Medicaid fraud

    07/24/2013 2:44:25 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 24, 2013 14:31 EST | Ben Johnson
    AUSTIN, TX, July 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Ė Planned Parenthood must reimburse the State of Texas Medicaid program $1.4 million in erroneous and fraudulent billing, under the terms of a settlement announced today. That includes funds that, according to the whistleblower who exposed the chapter, were used to finance abortion-related services. A thorough investigation found that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) ďimproperly billed the Texas Medicaid program for products and services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary, and were not covered by the Medicaid program Ė and were therefore not eligible for reimbursement,Ē Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced...
  • AG Abbott formally kicks off gubernatorial bid (TEXAS)

    07/14/2013 6:52:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    Chron ^ | July 14,2013
    Abbott, fresh out of law school, was jogging through Houston's River Oaks neighborhood on July 14, 1984, when a 75-foot oak tree suddenly splintered at its base, striking him in the back and partially paralyzing him. Abbott sued the homeowner and a tree company that had worked in the area and collected millions. He has since become a proponent of limiting civil litigation in Texas and capping the amount of damages that can be awarded. Opponents have called him a hypocrite, but Abbott has largely shrugged off such criticisms. He rarely speaks about his accident, but chose to Sunday. "Piecing...