Wendy Davis Mulls Congressional Run
“I’m looking very seriously at Congressional District 21”
You may remember Wendy Davis, the State Senator whose gubernatorial run resulted in a 21 point defeat by now Governor Abbott. All the press wishcasting and fawning couldn’t save Davis and her pink Nikes.
After Beto put up a solid fight against Sen. Cruz in 2018, there was chatter about a Davis Senate run, seeing as Sen. Cornyn is up for re-election in 2020. But it’s not the Senate Davis has in her crosshairs, according to a report in the Texas Tribune, Davis is “looking very seriously at Congressional District 21.”
If Davis does run, she’ll be challenging Rep. Chip Roy, Sen. Cruz’s former chief of staff who was elected in 2018, replacing retiring Rep. Lamar Smith.
“I’m looking very seriously at Congressional District 21,” the former Democratic nominee for governor said in a new podcast released Friday, referring to the traditionally Republican district that Democrats came close to flipping last year.
Davis, also a former state senator, had mulled whether to take on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. But in the podcast, “The Rabble: TX Politics for the Unruly Mob,” Davis made clear she is no longer weighing a Senate campaign and reiterated her call for U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio to enter the race.
“There’s a reason I made a decision not to run for this Senate seat against John Cornyn,” Davis said on the show, which was taped Thursday. “I’ve been very candid about the fact that my dear friend Joaquin Castro is someone that I’d like to see run.”
In November, Republican Chip Roy narrowly won District 21 against Democrat Joseph Kopser, who came up 3 percentage points short. Kopser had been considering another run for the seat — or a Senate bid of his own — but recently announced he will not seek any office in 2020.
TX-21 is one of six GOP-held districts in Texas that national Democrats are now targeting for next year. It stretches from Austin to San Antonio and out to the Hill Country.
“Joseph Kopser gave a valiant effort [in 2018] — worked so, so hard and came very, very close,” Davis said on the podcast. “Can we do it for 2020? I want to make sure that we have the ability to win it, and I believe we do. And, I want to believe I’m the right person to help us do that.”
If Davis does run, you can bet coastal media will call the race before it even begins and we’ll be here to cover it.
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Hell no, not abortion Barbie
Please just go away
Aren’t Wendy’s stinky Pink Tennis Shoes worn out by now?
Thanks Kemberlee for the giant belly laugh.
Abortion Barbie running again…….
Wow. Staying out of a race to leave room for another candidate who isn’t running for it either. What a breakthrough! With tactical acumen like that, she might as well throw her hat in the ring for the Oval Office, like all the other really ridiculous D’rats.
Wendy sure looks like a Native American, to me.
It must be those “high cheekbones”…..
“There’s a reason I made a decision not to run for this Senate seat against John Cornyn,” Davis said.
And that reason is because she cannot win a high-profile election in Texas. She has to run in a small race where the media, even here in Texas, will fail to inform the voters who she really is – ‘Abortion Barbie.’
She’s dead in a race that gets local media coverage.
Just like her last run, it is about the money she can raise and keep after the election is over.
Guess she ran out of her last chunk of political money and wants to run and lose again.
Thus proving that she can make abortion profitable and safe for her pocketbook. After all, she could easily earn a couple of million from her base that she won’t be able to spend in the last minutes of this next campaign too.
What does the bible verse warn her about? Something to the effect of … What if Wendy gains more political donations she can pocket and loses her soul?
Gold old Abortion Barbie. Who ever thought that the Ball Peen Hammer would become the symbol of the modern feminist movement. I had been betting on the Hammer and Sickle myself.
After alexandra cortez was elected, every flake on the left thinks they can get elected.
Soon we’ll hear this woman speaking jive.
We were bound to have trouble when they gerrymandered this district to include part of Austin.