Life Story of Wendy Davis Swings From Strength to Flash Point in Texas Campaign
By MANNY FERNANDEZ and LAURIE GOODSTEINJAN.
Wendy Davis Responds to Criticism
In a speech Tuesday night, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor responded to accusations that she has misstated details of her experience as a single mother.
HOUSTON — Wendy Davis is learning the perils of campaigning on her personal biography.
Since The Dallas Morning News raised questions this month about whether she had fudged some items in her biography, Ms. Davis has been under attack by her Republican opponent for governor, Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general, and everyone from Bristol Palin to Rush Limbaugh for omitting the fact that her second husband helped pay for her Harvard Law School education and that her two children mostly stayed in Texas while she was there.
The controversy has turned her underdog campaign to become Texas’s first Democratic governor in 20 years into a hotbed of second-guessing over her omissions and has prompted a debate over culturally charged questions about a woman’s balance of work, ambition and parenthood.
Bristol Palin’s scathing critique of Wendy Davis is shameful
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has faced scrutiny over her background as a young single mother.
By Paul Thornton
January 29, 2014, 12:09 p.m.
Texas reproductive rights hero (and I really mean hero) Wendy Davis’ children think she was a fine mother. End of discussion, right?
Were that it were so, but Bristol Palin disagrees.
On her blog about parenthood and faith, Palin wrote last week about the Texas gubernatorial candidate’s past:
“Actually, she found a man to marry her, pay her way through college, and then through Harvard Law School. The day after he paid the last bill, she left him. By the way, she left her kids too. She said, ‘it’s not a good time for me right now’ to be a parent.
“Is everyone paying attention? This woman is the hero of the Left? A woman whose ambition and ego were so big she couldn’t have both a career and kids at the same time.
Dear Wendy Davis, You Can Have a Job and Kids
January 24, 2014 By Bristol Palin
If you aren’t paying attention to Texas politics right now, join the crowd. But the Democrat running for governor is just so awful you have to pay attention. Wendy Davis rose to the top of everyone’s minds because her story was so compelling. This CNN headline summed it up:
CNN: Wendy Davis: From Teen Mom to Harvard Law to Famous Filibuster
Turns out, she lied about much of her “pulling herself up by her own bootstraps” story. Actually, she found a man to marry her, pay her way through college, and then through Harvard Law School. The day after he paid the last bill, she left him. By the way, she left her kids too. She said, “it’s not a good time for me right now” to be a parent.
Is everyone paying attention? This woman is the hero of the Left? A woman whose ambition and ego were so big she couldn’t have both a career and kids at the same time.
Opinion: Wendy Davis’s Whoppers
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