A Confusing Yet Back-handed Endorsement of Abbott
While major papers are enthusiastically endorsing Wendy Davis— like the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American Statesman — the Dallas Morning News has a very curious editorial that goes the other way...kind of.
"Davis has fought valiantly. But for all her progressive promise, and alignment with this newspaper on many issues, Texas cannot afford to provoke the kind of partisan stalemate her victory would probably bring, much like the gridlock that has paralyzed Washington."
"...this newspaper’s enthusiasm has been tempered by his muddled response to Texas Enterprise Fund record-keeping. Likewise, we were offended by Abbott’s handling of hazardous-chemical reporting requirements after the West disaster. Both cases suggest a need to refocus on public safety and transparency."
"Davis has breathed life into the Democratic Party and served notice that the GOP must not take Texas voters for granted. Abbott must recognize the changing nature of Texas politics."