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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Wheelchair Ad

The Texas Tribune reports:
State Sen. Wendy Davis touched off a political firestorm Friday with a 30-second TV ad that features an empty wheelchair and slams Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for working against disabled people despite winning a settlement after he was disabled himself.
Wendy Davis is running one of the nastiest campaign ads you’ll ever see,” The Washington Post blared.

A “historic low” is how the attack ad was described by the Abbott campaign, which saw fellow Republicans rally to his side and issue demands that she pull down the ad.
Even liberal Mother Jones magazine unloaded on Davis, a Democrat.
“It's offensive and nasty and it shouldn't exist,” wrote Ben Dreyfess. “She's basically calling Abbott a cripple.”