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    04/18/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 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...
  • Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

    04/17/2014 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 ( Ė A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as a candidate who cares about ďwomenís issuesĒ Ė a euphemism for legalized abortion-on-demand, or as the Davis team describes it, ďexpanding access to womenís health careĒ Ė it seems women in Texas arenít interested in what sheís selling. According to Public Policy Polling, 46 percent of Texas women view Davis ďunfavorably,Ē and...
  • 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Willie Nelson on same-sex marriage

    01/30/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Willie Nelson
    ďIíD NEVER MARRY A GUY I DIDNíT LIKE,Ē SAYS THE MAN WHO ONCE COVERED ďCOWBOYS ARE FREQUENTLY, SECRETLY FOND OF EACH OTHER.Ē Willie Nelson loves love. ďLove is what I live on. Love is what keeps me going,Ē he wrote in his 2006 book The Tao Of Willie. And Wednesday night, in an interview in Austin on his tour bus, Willie said he believes love doesnít discriminate, ďand it shouldnít be discriminated against.Ē
  • 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.
  • Houston Planned Parenthood worker skirts fact that patient is bleeding out on 911 call

    04/05/2014 3:15:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Several months ago, a confusing call was placed by a Planned Parenthood worker in Houston to 911 dispatch during complications following an abortion. A 33-year-old woman continued to lose a dangerous amount of blood at the behemoth abortion mill on the Gulf Freeway as Planned Parenthood tried to circumvent the fact that the woman was bleeding out. It is likely that Planned Parenthood knew that pro-lifers would be pulling the call records to find out what had prompted the ambulance to arrive at Planned Parenthood, and wanted to obfuscate the facts for the public. But in so doing, the worker...
  • 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 Davisí 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 ďpro-lifeĒ, claiming she supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and...
  • Appeals Court Upholds Texas Pro-Life Law Wendy Davis Opposed That Closed Abortion Clinics

    03/28/2014 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling upholding the Texas law Wendy Davis opposed that was responsible for closing abortion clinics in the Lone Star State. In November, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued an opinion indicating the Supreme Court would not yet get involved in a case that has abortion facilities there appealing a law that has closed numerous abortion clinics that canít protect womenís health. Before that, in a big victory for pro-life advocates, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Lee Yeakel of the Western District Court in Austin and restored key portions...
  • Rick Perry Is the Anti-Sarah Palin (Another day, another hit piece)

    03/26/2014 11:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | March 26, 2014 | Lucy Wescott
    Republican starlets Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are both known for their personalities, love of guns, sexiness, and moments of TV humiliation, but only one of them is doing something to avoid forever being labelled an idiot. After his intellectual humiliation during the last presidential election cycle ó during which he was unable to remember his own policy points ó Perry is becoming considerably more wonkish than weíve previously known him, fashioning himself as something of an elder statesman, in stark contrast to Palin. The Texas governor, a pair of smart-person glasses now permanently attached to his face, has been...
  • ďTexas GosnellĒ sued for nearly killing woman in abortion as new details revealed

    03/24/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    live action news ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    One week after the Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against the infamous Houston abortionist Douglas Karpen due to ďinsufficient evidence,Ē Karpen committed a wildly botched abortion on Melanie Mendoza. The event occurred a year ago, but new legal documents have come to light revealing new facts about the case. Thanks in part to the testimony of three of his former employees to Operation Rescue last year, America finally came to see Douglas Karpen as the ďTexas GosnellĒ that he is. Karpen is accused of routinely murdering babies born alive after his unsuccessful abortions, often very large babies whose abortions...

    03/20/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT · by txhurl · 28 replies
    Claims of voting machine irregularities have been made to county election officials in two Democrat Primaries in Hidalgo and El Paso Counties following the 2014 Joint Primary Election. In Hidalgo County, The McAllen Monitor reports that at least twelve candidates from the March 4th Democrat Primary to the County Commissioners¬í Court have requested the County launch a forensic audit of the voting machines used in the election. In one of the letters obtained by Breitbart Texas dated March 12th, it was alleged, ¬ď¬Öthat numerous inconsistencies and discrepancies have appeared in our analysis of each candidate¬ís races. We therefore ask that...

    03/14/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3.11.14 | Natalie deMacedo
    It looks like the Democrats are steadily losing the war on women. The state of West Virginia, which votes for Republican presidents but has a Democratic governor and state legislature, passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks because babies are viable outside the womb and can feel pain. West Virginia is the first Democrat-ruled state to do so, and the vote was not even close: The stateís Democrat-led House the House passed the bill 85-15, according to the Associated Press. The Senate had previously passed the bill 25 to 9, according to the Herald Dispatch. The outstanding support for...
  • Artist: 'Average Barbie' body shape shorter, wider to show what a real woman looks like

    03/07/2014 8:21:18 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 72 replies
    myFoxDC ^ | 3-6-14 | fox5 reports
    Move over Barbie, there's a new doll in town that is making headlines. This is Lammily Ė and she's being called "Average Barbie." Her body shape is based on averages of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. You can see in the above image that she's shorter and a little wider than the traditional Barbie.
  • Wendy Davis Will Cause the Democrats to Divert Resources to Georgia

    03/06/2014 9:35:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    RedState ^ | March 6, 2014 | Erick Erikson
    Georgia is about to get the spoils of the train wreck that is the Wendy Davis campaign. Tuesday night, Democratic voters in Texas signaled they would be aborting Davisís campaign in November. In the Democratic Primary in Texas in 2014, Wendy Davis somehow managed to get fewer votes than any Democratic gubernatorial nominee since 1998. She got fewer votes than the Democratsí nominee in 2002, 2006, and 2010. Wendy Davis is the only Democratic nominee to lose any Rio Grande Valley counties in twenty years. She received fewer votes there than any Democrat in twenty years despite a 33.47% population...
  • 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 ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    AUSTIN, TX, March 5, 2014 ( 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...
  • 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...
  • Wendy Davis reports big donations from Planned Parenthood allies, Greg Abbott .....

    02/26/2014 9:43:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Dallas news ^ | Wayne Slater
    FULL TITLE: Wendy Davis reports big donations from Planned Parenthood allies, Greg Abbott mines big-dollar millionaires Democrat Wendy Davis collected $100,000 in the last month from Austin Planned Parenthood board member Aimee Boone and $100,000 from Emilyís List, a political committee that supports Democratic women who back abortion rights. Other big donors during the most recent reporting period included investor Rani Clasquin of Austin, $50,000; League City trial lawyer Ronald Krist, $50,000; and eight contributions of $25,000, including from Cecilia Boone and Suzanne Bartolucci. In addition, her most recent report shows that Planned Parenthoodís political committee spent $20,000 on behalf...
  • Girl Scout CEO Makes YouTube Plea Against Cookiecott

    02/25/2014 6:19:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Austin Ruse
    There is now little doubt that the Girl Scout cookie boycott is having an effect on cookie sales this year. Girl Scout spokesman Kelly Parisi went on The OíReilly Factor this week to try and defuse the mounting controversy, and Girl Scout executives have sent threatening letters to their critics. Girl Scout CEO Anna Marie Chavez took to YouTube on Thursday to deny all charges leveled by the boycotters and to deny at least one charge they havenít even made. ďRecently, various individuals and organizations announced their intention to boycott GS cookies this year, based on mistaken beliefs about our...
  • 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 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...
  • Wendy Davis is Planned Parenthoodís conscience ó not Americaís

    02/20/2014 12:48:09 PM PST · by topher · 5 replies ^ | Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:19 EST | by Cassy Fiano
    February 18, 2014 (LiveAction) - Wendy Davis caught a lot of flack from her pro-abortion supporters after inexplicably claiming that she supported 20-week abortion bans. After a fair amount of unsurprising backlash, she quickly changed her position again, reiterating that sheís actually against 20-week abortion bans. The entire debacle started because she wanted to appeal to the rather conservative Texas voters, the majority of whom supported the bill she spent 11 hours filibustering. So she tried to talk out of both sides of her mouth, and it backfired on her. The Daily Beast ran an article, written by Keli Goff,...
  • Rocker Ted Nugent hijacks attention in race for Texas governor

    02/19/2014 6:21:14 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 45 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 2/19/14 | Anna M. Tinsley
    Texas voters got their first chance to cast ballots Tuesday for the March 4 primaries, but rabble-rousing rocker Ted Nugent stole the show as early voting began. Nugent, an outspoken gun rights activist, campaigned with Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Tuesday, sparking criticism from Democrats and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who say he disrespects women and others. ďWe donít have to question Greg Abbottís courage, because he invited me here today,Ē Nugent said during an event in Denton, later adding that a female politician similar to Davis created a ďcesspoolĒ under her leadership. After casting her ballot...
  • Republican draws fire for campaigning with Ted Nugent

    02/18/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bgill · 53 replies ^ | 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.
  • A Tale of Two Wendys

    02/17/2014 2:48:47 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 10 replies ^ | Feb. 17, 2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    With pretty faces, bright smiles and youthful blond locks, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis, and Michigan Republican State House candidate Wendy Day certainly look alike. Their names are very similar. Both are mothers and politicians with a gift for persuasion and a flair for getting attention. Their differences, however, could not be more stark. To begin with, there is a little known story about how the pro-abortion Wendy Davis camp obtained the url, After Davis became associated with shoes, her supporters were forced to bargain with Day, who had the foresight to purchase the web address for her own campaign...
  • 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: ďPolitics is warĒ ("right?")

    02/16/2014 12:56:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Star-Telegram- ^ | 2/16/14 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH ó Wendy Davis is ready for a rough road to November. The Fort Worth Democrat said she knows her bid to become Texasí first female governor since Ann Richards wonít be easy. ďPolitics is war,Ē she said Friday during an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board, when asked how her gender comes into play. ďI feel like I have a very legitimate candidacy. ďFor the first time, I think, in a long time, people in Texas believe we have the opportunity perhaps to elect someone with a D next to their name as our executive officer...
  • Yes, she really said that. Wendy Davis: "Texas is not really a red state"

    02/15/2014 10:40:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Wendy Davis's quixotic campaign for Texas governor is getting more and more like some awful reality show, where everything goes wrong and the candidate can't help making gaffe after gaffe. Wendy's latest jaw dropper: Texas isn't really a red state. Washington Examiner: Wendy Davis told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper on Wednesday that "Texas is not really a red state, it's just a non-voting state."Sure Wendy, sure.Well, she is right about Texas being a non-voting state. Texas is one of the worst performers when it comes to voter turnout. In 2010, just 36.4 percent of registered voters actually voted, making it...
  • Wendy Davis: 'Texas is not really a red state'

    02/15/2014 9:29:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Wendy Davis told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper on Wednesday that ďTexas is not really a red state, it's just a non-voting state.Ē Sure Wendy, sure. Well, she is right about Texas being a non-voting state. Texas is one of the worst performers when it comes to voter turnout. In 2010, just 36.4 percent of registered voters actually voted, making it the worst state for turnout. In 2012, Texas ranked 48th in voter turnout, according to a report from the University of Texas at Austin. In fact, Texas has had lower voter turnout rates than the national average since 1972. But...
  • The Latest Planned Parenthood Scandal The Media is Ignoring

    The Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation are paying out almost $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. Thatís right, the pro-abortion organization constantly heralded by pro-choice politicians, liberal feminists and even our president, is responsible for a patientís death. The details are disturbing: On July 20, 2012, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves, pictured right, died after a late-term abortion at Planned Parenthoodís Loop Health Center from uncontrolled bleeding, according to court documents. Other reports have implicated a 5-plus hour delay by the Michigan Avenue PP in getting Reaves to Northwestern and more delays in getting...
  • Wendy Davis backs gay marriage, challenges Greg Abbott

    02/14/2014 8:44:29 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 38 replies via ass press ^ | 3 February 2014 | I don't know
    Wendy Davis, the likely Democratic nominee for Texas governor, said Thursday that she supports gay marriage and called on Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop defending the Texas Constitutionís definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Davis told the San Antonio Express-News editorial board that two people who want to marry should be allowed to do so regardless of their sexual orientation. She said that if sheís elected she would support the repeal of the voter-approved constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage. She spoke the day after a federal judge in San Antonio heard arguments that the...
  • 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 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...
  • Wendy Davis backs 20-week abortion ban that defers to women

    02/12/2014 2:44:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Dallas News ^ | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor. Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning Newsí editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the woman. ďI would line up with most people in Texas who would prefer that thatís...
  • Wendy Davis: Actually, I support banning abortion after 20 weeks with a few exceptions

    02/12/2014 8:43:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Charles Cooke, who notes that between this and her newfound support for open carry, Davis would probably qualify as a tea-party candidate in a blue state like Connecticut.At the rate we’re going, she’s going to end up filibustering a pro-choice bill before November. Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the...
  • 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...
  • Wendy Davis says she supports medical marijuana

    02/11/2014 4:54:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2014 7:13 PM EST
    Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she supports the use of medical marijuana and would consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the substance. She explained her position in an interview with the Dallas Morning News editorial board. ďWe as a state need to think about the cost of that incarceration and, obviously, the cost to the taxpayers as a consequence of it, and whether weíre really solving any problem for the state by virtue of incarcerations for small amounts of marijuana possession,Ē Davis said, according to a transcript of the meeting and confirmed by the...
  • 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: 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...
  • 'Flummoxed' Democrats Distance Themselves from Newly Pro-Gun Wendy Davis

    02/08/2014 10:12:37 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 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.
  • Davis Email: 'What Rove Said About Wendy,' Doesn't State . . . What Rove Said About Wendy

    02/07/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a proud Texas Democrat--OK, as a proud conservative living in Texas--I am subscribed to the email list for Wendy Davis' campaign for governor. I received the campaign's latest missive this morning, from campaign manager Karin Johanson. The email was entitled "What Karl Rove said about Wendy." Can't fault the fundraising strategy behind the headline. Include the name of the left's favorite Texas bogeyman. Check. Suggest lurid details designed to lure the reader in. Check. There was just one problem: the message never states "what Karl Rove said about Wendy." It claims that Rove is "attacking her," that he's part...
  • 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...
  • We Support the Pro-Life Girl Scout Cookie Boycott

    02/06/2014 9:27:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The Girl Scouts should be an organization dedicated to teaching young girls moral values, teamwork, leadership, self-esteem and other skills kids need growing up. I am concerned about the long list of ways in which the Girl Scouts have: * partnered with Planned parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, * participated in international conferences promoting abortion, * hired pro-abortion feminists as national Girl Scout leaders, * promoted pro-abortion politicians like Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius The Girl Scouts should not be partnering with the Planned Parenthood abortion business or promoting abortion or pro-abortion groups and people. Therefore, until the Girl...
  • Anti-Abortion Groups Don't Want You to Buy Thin Mints

    02/06/2014 9:05:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | M.L. JOHNSON
    Anti-abortion groups angry over what they see as the Girl Scouts' support for abortion-rights advocates, including Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, have launched a cookie boycott. The groups have taken issue with tweets and Facebook postings that link to articles recognizing Davis, who shot to political stardom last year with a filibuster of abortion limits, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, another Democrat who supports abortion rights. "It's very clear that they are not citing any pro-life leaders with any praise, even though their official stand is they are not taking any position on abortion," said John...
  • 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...
  • Wendy Davisís Media Meltdown

    02/04/2014 9:05:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2014 | John Fund
    Itís been a rocky rollout for the Wendy Davis campaign in Texas. She announced for governor four months ago on the strength of the massive public attention paid to her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. But since then her media operation has been so rocky, seasoned Texas journalists are mocking it. David Mann, editor of the liberal Texas Observer, wrote a blunt article calling her campaign a ďmedia failĒ: ďThe Wendy Davis operation is about the worst at media relations that Iíve ever seen. Her teamís mismanagement of the press is damaging...
  • Puttiní on the Ritz; Wendy Davis Used Campaign Funds to Pay for Luxury Apartments, Records Show

    02/04/2014 7:30:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Ellison barber
    Embattled Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has spent more than $131,000 in campaign funds to pay for luxury apartments in Austin, Texas, since her election to the Texas State Senate in 2008, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. While such use of campaign funds is legal in Texas, the amounts involved and properties rented may undermine Davisís campaign persona of a working class single mom, observers tell the Free Beacon. Davis, whose permanent address is in Fort Worth, lists government accountability as a primary issue on her campaign website, which says she opposes elected officials who ďhave turned state...
  • Hype-notized: Hillary-Wendy 2016 is ďdream ticketĒ

    02/03/2014 11:51:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 3, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Wendy Davis has inspired some Texas-sized hype after her pro-late term abortion filibuster. That hype has hit the rocks of a busted personal narrative, a bizarre media strategy, and a ďdeja victimĒ attitude. But some true believers still believe. Like the author of this column, Hillary Clinton and Wendy Davis could be the 2016 Democrat presidential dream ticket: If elected, Hillary Clinton would become the first woman elected President of the United States. Adding a woman as running mate could energize women all over the country, but particularly in the south. The logical choice for a variety of reasons...
  • Sexism toward Wendy Davis revives war on women

    02/03/2014 1:35:07 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 61 replies
    Wahington Square News ^ | 2/3/14 | Christina Coleburn
    After leading a high-profile filibuster, skyrocketing to Democratic stardom and raising over $12 million, State Senator Wendy Davis and her gubernatorial campaign now face a major challenge ó recovering from discrepancies in her biography. Since The Dallas Morning News released a damaging exposť about her early life, Davis has been subjected to intense criticism from conservatives and some has taken a disgustingly sexist turn. RedState editor Erick Erickson, who often refers to Davis as ďAbortion Barbie,Ē tweeted that she ďhad a Sugar Daddy KenĒ and ďis so cute when she is lying
  • The Cowardice of Wendy Davis

    02/03/2014 7:43:04 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a womanís right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a substandard clinic. Yay, feminism! Last year, Davis led an eleven-hour filibuster ó thatís where the sneakers came in handy ó to block legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks and require abortion clinics to meet the same standards that hospital-style surgical centers do. Advertisement This was all going on against the backdrop of the sensational Kermit Gosnell...