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  • Wendy Davis Campaign Logo Changes from Sinking Ship to Plagiarism

    04/02/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/02/2014 | Daniel Sylvia
    If Wendy Davis wanted to achieve the goal of becoming the first Democrat to win statewide office in 20 years, she needed to run an extremely well-funded and nearly flawless campaign. While the Wendy Davis campaign has received plenty of funding, its execution has been anything but flawless. Since Wendy Davis’ announcement to run in October 2013, the campaign has had a number of missteps along the way. A few of these include Wendy Davis getting caught misrepresenting the truth about her past, claiming to be “pro-life”, claiming she supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and...
  • 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) – 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...
  • Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..

    03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST · by ken5050 · 355 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I was hoping one of the Texas FReepers would start a thread, but didn't see one. The Texas primary is today..several interesting races, but the BIG ONE involves Cornyn. When you vote...let us know what you heard/saw? What's the weather like down there?
  • Cenk Uygur Blasts Greg Abbott for Campaigning with ‘Sexual Predator’ Nugent (2014 Dem talking point)

    02/24/2014 8:55:23 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 37 replies
    mediaite ^ | February 21st, 2014 | Tommy Christopher
    Although Ted Nugent has offered something he calls an apology for calling President Obama a “sub-human mongrel,” that doesn’t mean his career as political liability to Texas Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is over. Aside from Nugent’s other unclaimed Nazi rhetoric baggage, The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur points out that the aging rocker’s documented past defending his right to keep and bare teenagers makes him a bad campaigner for a supposed “family values” candidate. Using clips from a 1998 VH1 documentary on Nugent, Uygur details the bizarre manifestation of the musician’s “addiction to girls"...
  • 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.
  • In glowing profile, New York Times Magazine highlights Wendy Davis biography

    02/12/2014 5:58:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Political narratives are necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading," writes the New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper in a 7,000-plus word profile of Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis. Draper favorably examines the complicated biography of Davis, which the Dallas Morning News revealed is different than the one told by her campaign. While Draper acknowledges that key facts of her biography remain disputed, he insists that "female politicians were far more constrained than men in how they recounted their stories. "A man could break the mold of American virtue. A woman challenged stereotypes at her peril," he...
  • 'Flummoxed' Democrats Distance Themselves from Newly Pro-Gun Wendy Davis

    02/08/2014 10:12:37 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/7/2014 | Frances Martel
    Texas Democrats have fiercely defended their gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, through a scandal in which the state senator was caught lying about her status as a single mother and about paying for her own education. However, now that Davis is supporting open carry laws, Democrats and gun control groups are shying away.
  • Fox’s Erickson Responds to Greta with Graphic Abortion Description

    01/28/2014 9:16:49 AM PST · by don-o · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 28, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    On Tuesday evening, Fox contributor Erick Erickson responded to Greta Van Susteren‘s blog post calling him a “jerk” with a blog post of his own. In a RedState post, Erickson gave thanks to Van Susteren for turning the country’s attention to “abortion lover” and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, by way of attacking him. Van Susteren was incensed by several of Erickson’s tweets referring to Davis as “Abortion Barbie” and using condescending language towards the female lawmaker. “I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is...
  • Wendy Davis Omits Mention of Abortion from Campaign Website

    01/23/2014 11:03:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-23-2014 | Andrew Johnson
    January 23, 2014 Wendy Davis Omits Mention of Abortion from Campaign Website Andrew Johnson She may owe her national stardom to her eleven-hour filibuster of a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, but now that she’s running for governor, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is shying away from any mention of abortion on her campaign website. Her website does make mention of a filibuster — one that took place back in 2011, when she protested a budged that cut school funding. Davis also fails to list abortion or women’s rights on her “issues” page. Her platforms are education, strong...
  • Wendy Davis: “empowerment” and the poor little woman; “struggle” and the man

    01/21/2014 3:05:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Neo-Neocon ^ | 1/12114 | Neocon
    There’s a lot in the Wendy Davis story besides Davis and her constructed and false “narrative.” Here is one of Davis’ most recent official statements on the matter, a little masterpiece of accusing the accusers: We’re not surprised by Greg Abbott’s [her Texas governorship opponent] campaign attacks on the personal story of my life as a single mother who worked hard to get ahead. But they won’t work, because my story is the story of millions of Texas women who know the strength it takes when you’re young, alone and a mother. I’ve always been open about my life not...
  • Wendy Davis, unmasked

    01/20/2014 5:51:39 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It is not exactly a surprise that the latest feminist political icon, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, turns out to be a phony and an exploiter. Davis, you may recall, rocketed to progressive superstardom by conducting an ultimately futile filibuster on a bill tightening health regulations on abortions after 20 weeks of gestation when the life of the mother is not in peril. The fact that Davis is an attractive blond and speaks fairly well in public was enough to gladden the heart of the pro-abortion faction, eager to find a champion who can be packaged as an inspiring profile...
  • Texas's Wendy Davis Admits Inconsistencies in Biography(but perjury is still a problem for her)

    01/20/2014 12:17:27 PM PST · by bestintxas · 38 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/20/14 | m batley
    Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, has admitted that a number of key details in her public personal narrative do not match up with the reality of the facts. The Texas state senator who rose to national fame for her successful 13-hour filibuster against new abortion restrictions, acknowledged to The Dallas Morning News that there are some chronological errors and incomplete details in what she and her advisers have said about her life. "My language should be tighter," she told the paper. "I'm learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the...
  • Wendy Davis has two million-dollar donors

    01/16/2014 12:55:46 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 72 replies
    State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, has reported two million-dollar donors to her campaign for governor: Austinite Carolyn Oliver and Houston’s Mostyn Law Firm.
  • Hispanics Key to Texas Race for Governor

    03/13/2002 7:31:30 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 3/13/02 | (UPI)
    DALLAS – Texas Democrat gubernatorial nominee Tony Sanchez benefited from a heavy Hispanic turnout, and he could attract even more Latino support in his campaign against Republican Gov. Rick Perry, a political analyst said Wednesday. Sanchez, a millionaire Laredo oilman, banker and rancher, easily defeated former Attorney General Dan Morales by 61 to 33 percent in Tuesday's primary race, surpassing predictions by many political pundits who believed the race would be closer. Sanchez had taunted Morales for not acting more Hispanic. They debated in Spanish during the campaign, a national first. Hispanics accounted for 35 percent of the vote in...