Wendy Davis Blames Her Opponent for News Story Questioning Her Biography
Wendy Davis has apparently settled on a plan divert questions about her biography raised over the weekend by the Dallas Morning News. In a responses sent to one news outlet and on Twitter, Davis and her allies are blaming her opponent Greg Abbott:
Politico, which finally got around to mentioning the story late in the afternoon Monday, asked Davis to point to specific attacks by the Abbott campaign. Their response "We’ve had reporters independently verify these attacks are coming from Greg Abbott’s campaign." But as Politico notes, the author of the Dallas Morning News piece has already denied having spoken to anyone working with Abbott:
Meanwhile Annie's List, a group which has endorsed Davis for Governor, issued a statement which also blamed Abbott for the Dallas Morning News story:
Disputing the details of Wendy Davis’ life is especially offensive to
the many Texas women who can relate to her story. In trying to tear down
Senator Davis’ campaign and her personal story, Republicans are also
tearing down all Texans who have overcome difficult circumstances. It’s
clear Greg Abbott doesn’t understand Wendy Davis’ struggles and the
struggles of millions of Texans, nor does he want to.
Davis and her allies are trying to make her out to be the victim of an unfair personal attack but there is no one to blame for her admittedly "loose language" but herself. If Davis had stuck closer to the truth there wouldn't be room to question her story.