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Greg Abbott Easily Defeats Wendy Davis In Race For Texas Governor

Here’s how it all went wrong for Wendy Davis.

November 4, 2014

Blue Texas? With Democrat Wendy Davis Struggling In Governor’s race, It Seems Improbable

Democratic hopes of competing in deep-red Texas are getting longer by the day.

October 27, 2014

Wendy Davis Facing Long Odds In Texas Governor’s Race Without An ‘October Surprise’

Is this the end of Wendy Davis’ political career?

October 21, 2014

Supreme Court Bans Abortion Regulation From Taking Place In Texas

Learn more about this major victory for women’s health.

October 15, 2014

Midterm Roundup: The Worst Attack Ad Of The Year?

Get the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 10, 2014

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 13: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) […]

April 18, 2014

Boats ‘N Hoes PAC Draws Criticism, Subsequently Disbands

In a bit of news that seems unlikely to help the GOP’s latest efforts to attract women, Texas Republicans have added yet another offense to their “Inappropriate Things Said to Women” laundry list. On April 1 — sadly not as an April Fool’s Day joke — Shaun Nowacki, the comptroller for political consulting group Blakemore & […]

April 17, 2014

Poll: Abbott Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Davis In Texas Gubernatorial Race

By Jonathan Tilove, American-Statesman Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Greg Abbott is holding a steady double-digit lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race, according to a poll conducted Thursday through Sunday by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning polling firm based in North Carolina. The survey found that Abbott was leading Davis […]

April 15, 2014

Texas GOP Leader: Women Should Close Gender Pay Gap By Negotiating Like Men

As the Republican Party celebrates the one-year anniversary of its 2012 “autopsy” report, one of its leaders in Texas has provided a timely reminder of just how far the party’s outreach efforts still have to go. On Monday, Texas Republican Party executive director Beth Cubriel was asked about her party’s opposition to equal pay legislation, such as […]

March 18, 2014

Poll: Greg Abbott Expands Lead Over Wendy Davis In Texas Race

The underdogs are falling behind in two closely watched elections in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. The poll, released Monday, finds Texas attorney general Greg Abbott (R) leading state senator Wendy Davis (D) 47 to 36 percent in a hypothetical general election matchup, with 17 percent undecided. Both Abbott and Davis […]

February 24, 2014

Fox News Hosts Punish Sexist Colleague — By Making Him More Famous

Former executive director of South Carolina’s Republican Party/troll Todd Kincannon has been getting a lot of attention for his sexist attacks on the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, Wendy Davis. But he’s an amateur compared to RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson, who is also a paid contributor to Fox News. Erickson has been calling Davis “Abortion Barbie” […]

January 27, 2014

Why Wendy Davis Terrifies The GOP

The National Rifle Association didn’t just stop the effort to close the loopholes in background checks, even though that effort was supported by more than 8 in 10 Americans. It has crushed academic research on gun violence to the point that we don’t even know how many people commit suicide at gun ranges each year. […]

January 22, 2014

Texas Candidate Wendy Davis Faces Questions About Biography

Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times In 1984, Gary Hart experienced the whole meteoric-crash-and-burn phenomenon in textbook fashion. The Colorado senator and dark horse presidential candidate finished a distant second behind then-Vice President Walter Mondale in the 1984 Iowa caucuses, losing 49 percent to 17 percent. But in the odd alchemy of presidential politics, Hart […]

January 21, 2014

The Right’s Embarrassing Attacks On Wendy Davis Are Too Much For This Conservative

Did you hear the big news? Wendy Davis wasn’t divorced at age 19. She was only separated and briefly living alone with her daughter in a trailer before she was divorced at 21. OMG. It gets worse! It turns out she had a pretty great ex-husband who supported her and her child as she went to […]

January 21, 2014