That’s the beauty of the Internet and hyperlinks. I reading an online story from today’s Dallas Morning News (which loves pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis) about the musings of former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean.
Wayne Slater explains that Dean’s group, Democracy for America, had endorsed Davis last year when the state Senator said she was running for governor. More recently Dean had sent out a fundraising pitch for Davis and for Leticia Van de Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, and (Slater writes) he “isn’t shying away from the issue of abortion.”
“Dean announced his endorsement of Van de Putte today, saying that when Davis launched her filibuster against abortion regulations, the San Antonio state senator “stood with her and spoke out against the lawmakers who tried to silence the voices of women.”
In one of those great understatements, Slater adds,
“Some analysts have suggested the Davis camp should emphasize issues like education instead of abortion in the conservative state.”
As we’ve discussed previously, Davis’ opponent, pro-life Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, retains a double-digit lead. Which brings us to the hyperlink which brought us to a story that appeared in yesterday’s Houston Chronicle, “Davis slaps back at Dem group over slight.”
Seems that current Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), “gave a less-than-rosy assessment of Sen. Wendy Davis’ chances Tuesday and got a slam in return from her campaign,” reported Peggy Fikac. In talking with reporters about “top targets” for Democrats, Shumlin did not mention Abbott.
“We’re hopeful in Texas but we all understand that Democrats haven’t won Texas in a long time,” he said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “I wish that we could spend money for Democrats in all 50 states. My job is not to promote governors’ races in states where we can’t win.”
Which did not go over well with the Davis campaign.
“The uninformed opinions of a Washington, D.C., desk jockey who’s never stepped foot in Texas couldn’t be less relevant to what’s actually happening on the ground,” campaign manager Karin Johanson said. This was followed by the promise of a “never before seen in Texas” campaign.
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Of course, no reporter could possibly resist asking Johanson how the governor of Vermont could be characterized as a Washington desk jockey. “Davis campaign communications director Zac Petkanas said Johanson was ‘referring to whoever at the DGA prepared the governor’s talking points.’”
In the spirit of friendly rivalry the Republican Governors Association sent out an email with the subject line “Wendy Davis attacks DGA, Peter Shumlin.” It read
“Washington D.C. Desk Jockey Peter Shumlin. Probably not the headlines the DGA was aiming for today.”
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared at National Right to Life News Today.