WENDY DAVIS RE­VIS­ITED

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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