Report: Wendy Davis likely to announce gubernatorial bid in Texas
posted at 11:39 am on September 19, 2013 by Guy Benson
To which the Republican Party of Texas replied, “thank you very much:”
Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a “what’s next” announcement. The Fort Worth Democrat stopped short of revealing her decision, saying she would make a formal announcement about her decision on Oct. 3. But the well-trodden tactic of announcing an announcement clearly signals a campaign far larger than a re-election bid to her state Senate seat. The slow roll out has become a hallmark of modern campaigns. No other Democrat has expressed interest in running for governor in Texas, where a Democrat hasn’t won a statewide office in 20 years.
Abortion is unpopular in America. Late-term abortion is exceptionally unpopular. That’s especially true in red states like Texas. But I’m sure Davis’ abortion extremism will really play well with key Democratic voting blocs like women — oh wait! — and Hispanics — oh wait, again! Hey, if Democrats want to nominate an unremarkable state legislator best known for wearing “cute shoes” while valiantly defending infanticide (and failing), who are conservatives to discourage them? Texas voters and MSNBC hosts are virtually indistinguishable, Wendy. Go for it.