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Is Wendy Davis’ campaign about to fall off a cliff?

Is Wendy Davis’ campaign about to fall off a cliff?

How much longer will out-of-state liberals keep sending good money after bad?

Wendy Davis’ campaign has had its problems.

The revelation that her life story of personal struggle and triumph as a single mother was embellished was a game changer.

Her campaign has had a communications problem as well, playing media favorites and putting Davis on stage with a shotgun in a Dukakis-in-tank moment. The video of Davis’ supporters mocking Greg Abbott’s disability was cringe-worthy. Her flip-flop then flop-flip on late term abortion alienated her base, as did her endorsement of open carry.

All of this led the left-wing site Wonkette to issue a satirical appeal to readers, Let’s Help The Wendy Davis Campaign Stop Sucking So Hard. In that jest there is truth.

Perhaps more important, Davis has not been able to expand her appeal to pro-abortion feminists to women in general, much less men. The polling showing she’s losing the female vote has to be devastating news.

Now there’s the whiff of scandal, as reported by The Dallas Morning News, FBI probe of NTTA includes Wendy Davis file, Travis DA’s office says:

Documents related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency, Travis County officials say.

It’s not clear whether Davis’ work for the tollway authority is a focus of the FBI or only part of the material collected in connection with its look into tollway agency operations.

The Travis County district attorney’s office said last month that details from its review of a 2012 complaint that a rival filed about Davis’ legal and political activities were “the subject of an open investigation” by the FBI. The district attorney’s office closed its review last year without taking any action.

Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, has said her legal work for the agency posed no conflicts with her legislative duties.

Zac Petkanas, a Davis spokesman, said the FBI has not questioned her. He said Davis was told in August by her legal counsel that others were interested in the information gathered in the Travis County investigation, but she didn’t know it was the FBI until this month when contacted by The Dallas Morning News.

“We are not aware that Wendy Davis is the subject or target of any investigation,” he said….

Her work as a lawyer on land condemnation and delinquent toll collections for the tollway authority has come under scrutiny in the race. Both Davis and Abbott have emphasized ethics.

Travis County prosecutors, in a March 24 letter, told the attorney general’s office that the FBI had informed them that release of files from the district attorney’s now-completed 2013 review of Davis’ legal work for the agency “would interfere with the FBI’s prosecution of the crime underlying the information.”

The county’s letter came in response to The News’ open-records request for the files. The county cited several potential justifications for withholding the files, including the ongoing federal inquiry….

The News reported last week that Davis had voted for a law governing a toll-road project for which the NTTA hired her firm to handle the condemnation. She also backed changes in collecting unpaid tolls that came before the NTTA hired law firms — including Davis’ — to carry out the collections. And as a state senator, she sought federal money for a transportation project being handled by her Fort Worth law firm.

There’s no evidence that Davis’ legislative actions violated state or federal law. Under Texas’ relatively loose ethics rules, few lawmakers recuse themselves from voting on bills affecting their livelihoods.

Davis told reporters Monday that her priority is the people in her district. “I am a fighter for my constituents,” she said.

Normally, that whiff of scandal would not be enough to derail a campaign. But coming on top of Davis’ other problems, it’s a distraction she doesn’t need.

Abbott’s campaign is hitting her on the issue:

How much longer will out of state interests keep funneling money to Davis?

With control of the U.S. Senate and various House seats on the line, will liberal activists keep spending good money after bad in the Texas Governor’s race.

Wendy Davis’ campaign is approaching a cliff, and it has its foot heavy on the pedal.


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Wendy Davis is a failed attempt by Democrats to play the victim card.

They thought they could use her to exploit the ‘War on Women’ lie and maybe pick up some publicity.

They thought they could brush her generally poor record and abilities under the rug long enough to get her elected.

They vastly underestimated just how poor a candidate she was. Since she backed off her single-issue of abortion, she literally has NOTHING to offer voters.

The shotgun picture was a major mis-step not because she posed with a gun, but because by posing with a gun she pissed off her rabidly anti-gun base, and to the gun rights crowd her body language made it laughably obvious that she had no idea how to even hold a gun, much less use one.

She’s Elizabeth Warren without the rabid liberal base to get her elected – a candidate with absolutely no redeeming qualities.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Olinser. | April 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    She’s Elizabeth Warren without the rabid liberal base to get her elected – a candidate with absolutely no redeeming qualities.

    And she’s not even Cherokee…

      rinardman in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      And she’s not even Cherokee…

      …yet. There’s still time.

      Captain Keogh in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Elizabeth Warren at least had the advantage of being a lunatic liberal in a lunatic liberal state. Texas thankfully is not Massachusetts, and where Massachusetts will over look a lie (“I am part Cherokee”) by a liberal, Texas will not.

      Captain Keogh in reply to stevewhitemd. | April 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      In trying to hit reply the first time, I accidentally hit the thumbs down. Sorry.

Wendy Davis is the poster child for Today’s Democratic Party. She fits the identity of one of their favorite memes, she checks the right boxes on abortion and climate change, she lies with a practiced ease, and she loves to play the victim.

If she were a black male, she could be Obama.

Off on a very slight tangent, is the President a psychopath?

“If the criteria fit, he’s not just a twit.”

2nd Ammendment Mother | April 21, 2014 at 5:49 pm

It’s okay… let them spend the money…. and get burned….

In the meantime, never underestimate the mischief that can be created by OfA’s Battleground Texas – Obama and Harry Reid didn’t loan her their key people for a loss.

I think we’re all overlooking one important concept – in the Bizarro World of the Democrats, the lie that is Davis’ life only embellishes her resume. Facts mean nothing, only the phony message counts. The money will continue to pour in.

    Rosalie in reply to IrateNate. | April 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    “Facts mean nothing, only the phony message counts.”

    I think that would be true if she was ahead and doing well. The money may not “pour” in but trickle in if she continues the downward spiral. We can hope, anyway.

But, but, but … she looked so good in those Mizuno Wave Rider 16 running shoes.

Freddie Sykes | April 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

I think the blow from which she could not recover was when the PPACA imposed additional taxes on catheters and other medical devices which meant that she, earning just 77 cents an hour, could no longer afford to filibuster.

Her ex should be nominated for political “Play of the Year”. The guy is awesome. Don’t get mad get even. Wait all those years for revenge, play the nice guy, and ruin her all at the same time. She is a humiliated ruined idiot and he is still the good guy.

RE: “Davis on stage with a shotgun in a Dukakis-in-tank moment.”
Not just a Dukakis momemnt, she held up the shotgun and promised to “kiss ass with it”. She openly advocated violence with a firearm. If a republican has done that, the lynching by the lame stream media would by fierce. Since it’s a democrat, crickets.

God bless the Republic of Texas.

Don’t just defeat her. Dump her political career on the dung heap of history where it belongs.

We should be able to tell when her internal polling determines she doesn’t have a chance. That’s when she will go into full-fledged skunk throwing mode, attempting to smear and besmerch any and all Republican candidates for any office she can reach. Remember, for the liberals, it’s not just winning that counts, but making non-liberals pay dearly for their victory. If they can intimidate good people away from running for office, they win.

    You’re right. And remember her supporters like to ‘protest’ by slinging human urine, feces and used tampons on people who disagree with them.

Shhhhhh!!!! Don’t scare them off! Encourage liberals to keep pumping money into this Hindenburg!

Come on progs! Keep shoveling money down here! Send your ‘best and brightest’ Alinksy-ite race baiters and vote getter-outers! Pour ALL of your resources into this puppy! You can TURN TEXAS BLUE!!!

I hope they keep wasting their money so that they have less to spend elsewhere. Of course George Soros has an endless source of cash to filter through “bundlers”.

Captain Keogh | April 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm

She was appallingly unqualified for the position of governor and if she were to win she would turn Texas into another California without the good weather.

Captain Keogh | April 22, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Her ex husband Jeff Davis is smart. He sat on the information abut her fake rags to riches poverty story, her abandoning her two children (one of which was not by him) for him to raise in order for her to go off to Harvard Law, his emptying out his 401(k) to pay her tuition and her filing for divorce the day after he made the final payment on said tuition, and her affair with another man – until she was running for higher office that State Senator. He then dropped the bomb on her and totally derailed any chance she had (albeit a small one) of being governor. He did not get mad, he got even.

If it was the Justice Department asking the DA to not release the documentation from the investigation I might be tempted to think that they wanted to delay the release for political reasons.