Momentum continues to build for Senator Wendy Davis in her race for governor, as new polling shows she continues to close the gap against Greg Abbott.
According to a high-level donor for Senator Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign, a new poll shows Davis within only 6 points of Abbott. As reported by Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer:
A high-level Wendy Davis donor said yesterday that the campaign’s internal polling shows her trailing Greg Abbott by 6 points.
It’s bad enough that Attorney General Greg Abbott allowed the Texas Enterprise Fund to funnel millions in taxpayer dollar handouts to his big corporate donors. But turns out that even after he doled out this no-strings attached, taxpayer cash to his corporate cronies, he failed to do another part of his job and recover millions in misspent money from at least one of these companies—Bank of America.
Today the Supreme Court gave a green light for same-sex couples to marry in five more states when it refused to hear the appeals of states that were seeking to deny their citizens the right to marry.
Texas’ newspapers have had a finger on the pulse of Texas politics for long enough to know when a candidate will work for or against Texans, and endorsements this year already show strong support for a new majority.
The 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling today temporarily reverses a U.S. district court’s decision that struck down as unconstitutional two provisions of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion bill, House Bill 2 (HB2). HB2 has already forced half of Texas abortion clinics to close—down from 41 in June 2013 to 20 in June 2014—eliminating abortion care across huge swaths of the state.
A new poll from Progress Texas shows that progressive occasional voters are indicating an unusually high level of interest in the gubernatorial election. As we reach the final month of the election, the public will be presented with various polls of likely voters – but a likely voter screen may not tell the whole story.
A report released today from the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ibis Reproductive Health shows that states with the highest number of anti-abortion restrictions—including Texas—performed the worst on evidence-based measures of women’s and children’s health.
Now Texas Journalists are also calling him out.
Greg Abbott’s lie about why he's defending $5.4 billion in Tea Party cuts for Texas school children is garnering scrutiny from Texas press, calling it "the most controversial exchange" of the entire debate.