Leaked Memos from Wendy Davis Consultants Warned of Major Problems

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 10:44 AM

AUSTIN, Texas -- A pair of leaked memos -- written at the beginning of the year by two consultants to Democrat Wendy Davis' failed campaign for Texas Governor -- paint an extremely unflattering picture of a "dysfunctional" campaign team. The memos describe an effort "not ready for prime time," saddled with messaging that is radically out of touch with Texas, and headed to an embarrassing defeat against Republican Greg Abbott. One particularly prescient line warns that "running Wendy Davis as a generic national Democrat" was the "quickest path to 38 percent." Davis ultimately lost to Abbott by about 20 points, taking 38.9 percent of the vote to Abbott's 59.3 percent.