WENDY DAVIS REVISITED
Do you recall Wendy Davis, a former Texas state senator from Fort Worth who was known for wearing pink sneakers? She unsuccessfully ran for Texas governor after staging an infamous filibuster of an antiabortion bill in 2013. Now she’s exploring a run against Rep. Chip Roy, a Republican from Austin who won the seat by a mere 3 percentage points in 2018. Democrats are eyeing him with interest, mostly as a target. So says The Texas Tribune, which notes that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, plus 9 of the 13 Democrats in the Lone Star State’s congressional delegation hosted a D.C. fundraiser for Ms. Davis..
Ms. Davis revealed she was interested in a run three months ago in a formal podcast, then again at a gala in the Texas capital. Yet The Austin Chronicle, a local independent newspaper, has just run this somewhat damning headline: “Wendy Davis’ decision to run for Congress on hold, decision not yet ready for prime time.” Yes, well. “There’s a reason Wendy Davis and her delusional political career are a joke in Texas. And her inept campaign rollout is just illustrating that for a national audience,” advises Bob Salera, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.