Oops! Wendy Davis Campaign Directs People to Opposition Web Page

State   |   Scott Fischbach   |   Oct 4, 2013   |   4:04PM   |   Washington, DC

The official emails for the Texas gubernatorial campaign of abortion darling Wendy Davis thanking donors contained a major mistake — sending people to the web site of an opposition campaign.

Politico has more on the story:

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis’s newly official bid for governor hit a minor snag on Thursday when the campaign sent thank-you emails to donors that linked to an anti-Davis website with a similar address to that of the campaign’s actual site.

“The mistake was clearly made in error,” said a campaign spokesman in an email.

“It looks to me like it was a glitch,” said Matt Angle, a Davis campaign adviser and director of Democratic group The Lone Star Project. “It was noticed and fixed real quickly, which kind of shows the system works.”

The anti-Davis site is wendydavisfortexas.com, a one-word difference from the campaign’s site, wendydavistexas.com. The opposition site calls Davis “wrong for Texas” and features a positive Web video by her opponent, Republican state attorney general Greg Abbott.

It is registered to Jordan Powell, a Dallas-based Republican strategist who said he is not affiliated with Abbott’s campaign.

SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser emailed LifeNews regarding Wendy Davis’ announcement that she will run for Governor of Texas:

“Wendy Davis entered the national spotlight campaigning against a compassionate limit on late term abortion beyond the fifth to sixth month mark. National and Texas-based polls show that her extreme position contradicts mainstream Americans who simply cannot stomach the brutality of late-term abortion, especially in the wake of Kermit Gosnell. While more and more Americans, most notably women and young people, are moving towards common ground on abortion issues, Wendy Davis is running in the opposite direction. Wendy has gone so far as to cast her abortion position as ‘sacred ground’ on a recent visit to Washington, DC. This extremism is a moral and political mistake that will repel voters, including many Hispanics and women.”