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Texas Hispanics Disturbed by Wendy Davis’ Filibuster Against Late-Term Abortion Ban

Embedded in the returns for last Tuesday's primary election in Texas is an interesting lesson on the difficulty of holding even a minority party's coalition together. State Sen. Wendy Davis achieved national renown for filibustering a bill prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy (a point at which many babies are viable outside the womb). She became a national heroine to many abortion rights supporters and attracted vast sums of out-of-state money, and those Democrats who have been hoping to “paint Texas blue” have seen her as a possible game-changer, even though in polls she runs behind Attorney General Greg Abbott...

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2014 Elections: Tea Party Takes Over Texas Primaries

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...

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Wendy Davis’s Media Meltdown

It’s 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...

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Low Blow: Wendy Davis Stresses Her Paraplegic Opponent ‘Hasn’t Walked a Day in My Shoes’

Wendy Davis is under fire following a Dallas Morning News report that found a number of factual discrepancies in the personal narrative she has made a centerpiece of her long-shot campaign for Texas governor.

Davis, who is quoted multiple times in the article, issued a statement after its publication suggesting that her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, was behind the “attacks.”

Davis said that for Abbott, who has been a paraplegic for nearly three decades, to question her story proves that he “hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”...

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Opposite Day! Wendy Davis Says She’s Pro Life

The state senator shot to political stardom after filibustering an anti-abortion bill for 11 hours, a move that left pro-choice proponents hailing Davis as a hero for women’s rights everywhere and even garnered the attention of President Barack Obama. But Davis, who’s hung up her signature pink running shoes while on the campaign trail, told a crowd at the University of Texas at Brownsville she identifies as pro-life.

“I am pro-life,” the Democrat said...

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Wendy Davis And The GOP’s Abortion Opportunity

 But, politically speaking, answering questions about theoretical pro-life legislation (most of which would be unconstitutional right now anyway) is a bad idea when you can focus on legislation that already exists… legislation that is popular.

Do what Democrats do. Many liberals would, no doubt, like to ban guns outright, but they understand the hopelessness of the cause and focus on “moderate” and “common sense” background checks. Many liberals support a single-payer system in the United States, yet most are content to defend the less-but-still-unpopular Affordable Care Act for the time being....

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