Texas Voters Again Reject Wendy Davis

Free Beacon owns her shoes

November 4, 2020

Rep. Chip Roy (R., Texas) defeated progressive media darling Wendy Davis on Tuesday, marking the Democrat's second consecutive loss since her famous 2013 pro-abortion filibuster.

Roy led Davis by 6 points when the Associated Press called the race early Wednesday morning. The Democrat's campaign in many ways mirrored her 2014 failed gubernatorial bid—she proved popular with national liberal donors but ultimately failed to win over the district's voters.

Roughly 84 percent of Davis's campaign cash came from out-of-district donors, including max contributions from the Soros family and billionaire Democratic megadonors Eli Broad and Lynda Resnick. Davis also saw substantial support from national abortion groups, with Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY's List, and NARAL Pro-Choice America combining to funnel more than $52,000 to the Democrat's campaign.

Davis is most famous for her 11-hour filibuster of a pro-life bill as a state lawmaker in 2013. The move earned Davis rave reviews from liberal media pundits, who gushed over pink Mizuno sneakers she wore during the filibuster.

The Washington Free Beacon purchased those sneakers in Davis's 2016 estate sale. The Democrat signed the historic fashion item for the Free Beacon months later.

Davis's filibuster sparked her 2014 campaign against Republican governor Greg Abbott. She lost by more than 20 points.