Summary According to Federal Election Commission records, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis--the feminist icon who exploded onto the national political scene with a pro-abortion filibuster in June--donated to Republican George W. Bush days before becoming a public official. Known nationally only as the lady in Vogue in the pink shoes , a confirmation that she gave money to perennial bogeyman George W. Bush will be difficult to swallow for the far left that has embraced her. To Democrats in the state, she already has the unfortunate reputation of being, if at all possessed of a political and moral compass, far to the right of the national party.
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Summary Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis' two daughters have written open letters to fight back after what they call a smear campaigns against their mother. Following a recent newspaper article, critics questioned Davis' story of struggle as a single, teenage mom while pursuing an education. Amber and Dru Davis wrote it's completely untrue their mother abandoned them for school. .
Summary State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, delivered a ferocious defense Tuesday night of her life story and her parenting of her two daughters, declaring that Attorney General Greg Abbott has "picked a fight with the wrong Texas gal." The dinner, emceed by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, her wingman in the abortion filibuster last June that catapulted her into the national limelight and presaged her candidacy for governor, was closed to the press, but it was live-streamed by the Texas Tribune. Davis was preceded to the podium by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, who also played a critical role back in June in rousing the crowd in the Senate gallery that enabled the filibuster to succeed and who will be the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, and Cecile Richards, who was the honoree at the dinner.
Summary All it took was five days for Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis's campaign to go from baffling to downright obscene, again showing that neither she nor those aiding the effort knew what they were getting into in the first place. It wasn't enough that revelations of a distorted biography emerged , the details of which included her leaving an older man just a day after he completed payments for her Harvard Law education.
Summary AUSTIN -- Wendy Davis has found it difficult to escape the label of one-issue candidate, and her star-crossed campaign did her no favors Tuesday night. The room was too crowded, reporters were told. A live online stream of the speeches was arranged by the Travis County Democratic Party, sponsor of the annual fundraising bash, through the Texas Tribune, a news website.
Summary Wendy Davis' daughters defend her as a 'remarkable mother' after claims she 'abandoned' them to go to law school. Wendy Davis' daughter Dru, 25, and Amber, 31, say that their mom never abandoned them and that she never lost custody over them. Twitter users including Bristol Palin claim that Davis lied about her life story in regards to how long she lived in a trailer and how much financial aid she received from her husband to go to Harvard.
Summary Wendy Davis -- the Texas state senator who gained national attention for an 11-hour filibuster against an abortion bill -- is in the spotlight again. Davis has said, "Know this, I never gave up custody of my children." Davis' eldest daughter Amber took to the stage to support her mother.
Summary Responding to charges that she's a "golddigger" who neglected her children, Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis fired back Tuesday night. "She was and is an amazing mother and has been the greatest role model I could imagine." Amber Davis tearfully introduced her mother to the crowd Tuesday night, calling the senator "my role model" and "the best mother in the world."
Summary When Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood up on behalf of a woman's right to access abortion and spoke for 13 hours against crippling legislation on the floor of the state senate, she galvanized women across the country. When anti-abortion protesters swarmed abortion clinics to prevent women from entering or, at the very least, subject them to a gauntlet of insults and intimidation, Congress responded by passing the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE). The current threats to abortion access embodied in the Texas law and other state statutes are even more dire.In Texas, one third of clinics shut down because they could not meet the standards of the new law - precisely the result sought by abortion opponents .
Summary DALLAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Wendy Davis' daughters released open letters Tuesday, defending the Texas gubernatorial candidate from suggestions she left them to pursue her career. The Dallas Morning News, in a story last week, said Davis' story of early marriage, divorce and single parenthood was somewhat exaggerated. The News also said her second husband, Jeff Davis, helped put her through college and Harvard Law School, and that her daughters remained with him in Fort Worth while she was in Massachusetts and got custody of her younger daughter, Dru, when they divorced.
Summary State Senator Wendy Davis. The controversy has threatened to disrupt the momentum of her campaign to become the first Democratic governor of Texas in 20 years. Officials in Mr. Abbott's campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Ms. Davis did not acknowledge in her speech that she had misstated aspects of her biography.
Summary Today in awful people news: Bristol Palin -- America's mean older sister -- has THANKFULLY weighed in on the whole Wendy Davis (non) scandal and accused the Texas politician of being a gold digger, an abortion lover and a terrible mother. You don't know anything about Wendy Davis' relationship with her daughters, just like we don't know very much about your relationship with your son. Maybe Wendy Davis left her girls to go to Harvard (temporarily, mind you -- it's not like Davis is the protagonist in a Bruce Springsteen song) so that she could give them a better life.