Wendy Davis brought her “A game” to tonight’s debate with Republican opponent Greg Abbott. Round after round, Davis made clear that she’s looking out for Texans while Greg Abbott is defending political insiders.
On Education: Wendy Davis pointed out that Greg Abbott is defending the $5.4 billion in cuts to public education that were recently found unconstitutional. Wendy Davis filibustered against those cuts in 2011 and led the effort to restore funding in 2013.
On Public Safety: Wendy Davis worked across two legislative sessions to pass a law and fund it to test rape kits, addressing the backlog of 18,500 untested kits. Meanwhile, Greg Abbott opposes abortion rights, even for victims of rape and incest.
On Health Care: Wendy Davis supports a Medicaid expansion, and opposes sending billions of Texas taxpayer dollars out of state to insure other people. Greg Abbott? Not so much.
Campaign spokesperson Zak Petkanas stated, “Wendy Davis clearly won the debate tonight. Under pressure from Davis, Greg Abbott confirmed he’ll continue to block funding for Texas’ schools as well as the right to choose for victims of rape and incest.”
While Greg Abbott defended his “just drive around” policies, Wendy Davis offered real solutions for Texans who want access to education, health care, and criminal justice.
Tonight’s debate made clear: Wendy Davis is fighting for everyday Texas, while Greg Abbott is only looking out for insiders and his own cronies.