There’s more than one Davis unhappy with the dust-up over an article calling into question aspects of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ biography: her ex-husband, Jeff Davis, whose quotes composed much of the piece.
“Despite our differences, Wendy would make a very capable governor,” he told CNN via email on Wednesday. “Certain comments seem to always be taken out of context and the firestorm of Facebook/hashtag stuff is not useful for forming opinions.”
Davis, who said he no longer wants to discuss his ex-wife, declined an on-camera interview.
Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, became a rising political star after an 11-hour filibuster against an anti-abortion law during a special session of the Texas legislature last summer. Seen as a sign of hope for Texas’ destitute Democratic Party, Davis recently announced her candidacy for Texas governor, a campaign that has featured her rise as a young single mother to Harvard-educated lawyer.
Dallas Morning News senior political writer Wayne Slater relied heavily on Jeff Davis’ quotes in his piece, which said that while the “basic elements of the narrative are true…some facts have been blurred.” The article led to the creation #MoreFakeThanWendyDavis, which conservative Twitter had some fun with on Monday.
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