A conservative activist and political pundit hopes a pro-abortion member of the Texas Legislature will decide to run for governor next year – and in the process lead her party to sure defeat.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott officially declared his candidacy for governor, joining former Texas state GOP chairman Tom Pauken in the race for the Republican nomination. Whoever wins the GOP primary will be heavily favored to win in the general election.
The most likely Democrat whose name has been mentioned is State Senator Wendy Davis, who became a darling of the Left last month when she filibustered a pro-life bill aimed at curbing late-term abortions – a bill that became law earlier today. Her decision whether to run is not expected until late summer or early fall.
Gary Bauer of American Values tells OneNewsNow why he is hopeful Davis becomes the Democratic nominee.
"It is my hope that she was so enthralled by her press clippings and [because] she is so out of touch with what most Texans believe that she will indeed run and get the nomination,” he offers. “And if she does, I have absolutely no doubt she would lead the Texas Democratic Party to a defeat that would be of historic proportions."
Bauer disputes the claims of Davis's supporters who claim she is standing up for what they call the "pro-choice" majority in America.
"I cannot find one state in the union where there is polling data that shows a majority of people – not only in Texas but even in liberal states like New York – who think that there ought to be unrestricted abortion in late-term pregnancies,” states the staunch pro-life advocate. “That is not what the American people believe – and the fact that she thinks they do shows you how out of touch the Left is in America."
Both Abbott and Pauken have solid social conservative credentials.
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