Brandon Howell

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. Nor that the candidate herself signed onto a missive doubling down. “You’re damn right it’s a true story,” she said.

Her sophomoric camp had to go farther. They accused the campaign of Greg Abbott, her likely Republican opponent, of making the attacks, and Davis herself declared that “anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”

Abbott, the Lone Star State’s attorney general, has been in a wheelchair since 1984.

Then came an obscene, reviling video to top it all off - Project Veritas released footage of Davis supporters, staffers of the Super PAC Battleground Texas, mocking Abbott’s disability.

“First of all, he is not good looking. He doesn’t speak very well; he doesn’t have a good personality; and he’s in a wheelchair,” one mused.

Davis immediately disavowed the comments as “abhorrent,” yet it’s she who quipped who said he “hasn’t walked a mile in my shoes” just days earlier.

For those of us who’ve followed her effort from its onset, a filibuster in support of late-term abortions, it’s honestly not that surprising. Wendy Davis’s campaign has made inconsistency its trend of choice.

Prior to last week they pre-emptively announced a fundraising haul of over $12 million. Conveniently unmentioned was that “a Battleground Texas-affiliated committee” raised around $4 million of the figure while her actual coffers had the remaining $8 million.


Brandon Howell

Brandon Howell is a conservative communications strategist and contributor to the Peach State political blog Georgia Tipsheet.