Wendy Davis is not walking away from her provocative new wheelchair ad.
During a Monday press conference featuring speakers in wheelchairs, the Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate reiterated the attacks in her ad against her paraplegic opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, which critics have called insensitive.
Davis is launching the ad as most polls show Abbott leading in the polls by double digits. The RealClearPolitics polling average has Abbott up 11 points.
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The Abbott campaign has already responded to the ad:
“It is challenging to find language strong enough to condemn Sen. Davis’ disgusting television ad, which represents a historic low for someone seeking to represetn Texans,” said Abbott spokeswoman Amelia Chase. “Sen. Davis’ ad shows a disturbing lack of judgment from a desperate politician and completely disqualifies her from seeking higher office in Texas.”
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has just launched a new attack ad against her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, that features an empty wheelchair. Abbott, the current Attorney General of Texas, has been a wheelchair-bound paraplegic since 1984 after a tree fell on him: