Abortion Activist Wendy Davis Struggles to Raise Funds for Her Congressional Campaign

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 5, 2020   |   3:51PM   |   Washington, DC

Wendy Davis, the abortion activist who badly lost her Texas gubernatorial bid in 2014, is running for office again in November.

This time, the pro-abortion Democrat is challenging pro-life U.S. Rep. Chip Roy for the 21st Congressional District of Texas. Like with her past failed campaign, she has the backing of major pro-abortion groups.

While Davis is touting herself as a “grassroots” candidate, the Washington Free Beacon reports her campaign is largely funded by donors outside the district. These include the pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood, NARAL and EMILY’s List, as well as left-wing billionaire George Soros’s family.

According to the Beacon, her campaign accepted about $63,000 in contributions through the pro-abortion groups. She also received more than $13,000 from liberal billionaires, including Soros’s daughter-in-law, Jennifer Allan Soros.

Additionally, Davis accepted $10,000 from pro-abortion “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) PAC to the Future … Davis also received $4,000 from Pelosi’s campaign committee,” the report states.

According to the Beacon, 60% of Davis’s itemized campaign funds came from outside donors, compared to 46% of Roy’s.

A former Texas state senator, Davis is best known for filibustering a bill to ban late-term abortions in the Texas legislature in 2013. She ran for governor in 2014, but was defeated easily by pro-life Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

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Davis’s views on abortion are extreme. She supports late-term abortions on viable unborn babies. She also has opposed informed consent measures as well as legislation to protect women from shoddy abortion facilities that cannot meet basic health and safety standards.

Roy, a pro-life Republican, expressed confidence that Texas voters will reject Davis’s radical pro-abortion views.

“Wendy Davis and her radical left Hollywood views are out-of-step with the Texas Hill Country values I am proud to represent… But if she wants to spend a lot of Democrat money to run, we’ll see her on the campaign trail,” he said in 2019.