Wendy Davis will no be the next governor of Texas. With nearly 60 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Greg Abbott is leading by 21 points, according to Fox News.
Wendy Davis is not backing down after her campaign released a widely condemned ad featuring a prolonged, ominous shot of an empty wheelchair. (Davis’s Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, is a paraplegic.)
On Monday, Davis’s campaign organized a press conference in an effort to prove that some of her best friends are confined to wheelchairs. “Greg Abbott got his justice. Why doesn’t he believe that a rape survivor or a person with a disability or a victim paralyzed forever…should get justice too?” Davis said. “What makes Greg Abbott think it’s okay to deny them, his fellow Texans, the justice that he rightly went to court to receive?”
But things got a little awkward at one point when one of the disabled speakers was dragged across the stage in a chair by (presumably) a member of the Davis campaign.
This is a real ad from the Wendy Davis campaign. The liberal superstar, who is trailing her opponent Greg Abbott by double digits, is clearly desperate, but even so, approving an attack ad that seeks to exploit Abbott’s disability, is a bit over the top.