If Texas politics is the wild west, then the Wendy Davis campaign is currently on a slow jog through the desert at high noon.

Twitter exploded this evening when a member of the College Republicans in Virginia caught the “@WendyDavisTexas” Twitter account (Davis’s personal account) claiming that a picture of several College Republicans actually showed Davis supporters:

To be fair, “@Lisa_In_Austin” no longer exists:

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What we have here is either the greatest troll on a political candidate ever to happen during an off-cycle, or the worst social media strategy by a political candidate doomed to lose a celebrity run for governor. As I mentioned above, account that posted the tweet Davis reposted has been deleted, which means that whoever ran the account got either very nervous or very embarrassed at all the attention their tweet received.

The Davis campaign is looking at a desperate situation. Are they in such dire straits that they’re having to astroturf their own Twitter account? Or are they such a joke on the national stage that people are making fake accounts to mock the campaign’s failure to gain ground against the Abbott steamroller?

I think what everyone really wants to know is, is it too early to declare this campaign DOA?

This post has been updated.