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Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis has continued her campaign to remain relevant. She announced on Monday her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives and challenge Republican Rep. Chip Roy.
Davis shot into the national limelight a few years ago when she filibustered for 13 hours against a pro-life measure in the Texas senate. She tried to capitalize on this fame in a run for Texas governor but ultimately failed.
Davis - Video - Bid - Congress - Rhetoric
Davis released a video to promote her bid for Congress. It has the usual rhetoric in a candidate’s announcement video. Davis had a troubled childhood filled with poverty, raised by a single mother, and became a young single mother to her first daughter. Despite this, she worked her way to attend Texas Christian University and Harvard Law School.
However, as The Houston Chronicle pointed out, Davis used the same information that caused problems during her gubernatorial campaign. In 2014, during the race, “many news outlets reported on certain inaccuracies — such as her age when she first divorced and how she paid for law school — in the details of her retellings that was prime bait for her opponents on the right.”
Problems - Davis - Childhood - Ability - People
Those problems could explain why while Davis mentioned her childhood, she made “her ability to bring people together” the focal point of the video:
“All of those things brought me here,” Davis said in the video, which was interspliced...
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