The Democrats putting everything they had behind Wendy Davis in a state where their only ace in the hole are Latino voters was not their best plan. Davis was known for one thing and one thing only, abortion.
Latinos, like African-Americans, tend to poll pro-abortion where the option exists, for obvious social reasons involving high rates of single mothers, but culturally they’re a long way from the pro-abortion cheerleading of Planned Parenthood and Wendy Davis.
Davis won the Democratic primary with 79 percent of the vote over token opposition.
Little-noted by the national press, however, was that Davis was beaten in 26 counties with strong populations of Hispanic-Americans. In counties such as Jim Hogg, Zapata, and Presidio, Davis, who had more than $11 million in her campaign kitty, lost to political unknown Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal.
According to a report filed at the Texas Ethics Commission, he also raised and spent no money on his campaign.
Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis woke to some unsettling numbers along the Texas/Mexico border today. Of the 14 counties along the Rio Grande, Davis lost seven—including heavily Hispanic Webb and Hidalgo Counties. Davis Challenger Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal’s prediction may have come true to an extent—Wendy has a pro-life Catholic problem and may not hold the support of motivated Latino voters by default.
Democrats blew a lot of money on Davis and they’re faced with a problem. Their candidate’s selling point, abortion, has little relevance in a bad economy to anyone except Emily’s List. And Wendy Davis is not the ideal rallying point for Latino voters whom they need to come out.
Wendy’s only hope is a purely negative campaign, but she has tried that already and it backfired. She tried walking away from her abortion stance and was mocked for her trouble.
Between her clumsy attempts to pander on guns and abortion, her liberal backers abandoned her because she no longer represented their values. Now she’s become another sacrificial horse and the Dem plan to turn Texas blue rests entirely on illegal alien amnesty.