With his latest political ad, Greg Abbott is showing all the signs of a panicked candidate. The ad is filled with talking points that have been debunked by facts and fact checkers.
Wendy Davis’ campaign spokesman, Zac Petkanas, zeros in on two reasons Abbott would resorts to lies and debunked talking points
“This kind of desperate attack ad that relies on lies and debunked claims is not the move of a confident frontrunner.” It is the clearest sign yet that Greg Abbott’s lead is steadily eroding and that they are forced to distract from his unethical record, such as using his office to side against patients maimed and killed by a sadistic surgeon after accepting $250,000 from the hospital’s chairman.”
Abbott continues to try to tell Texas voters that Wendy Davis is under investigation by the FBI even though Davis “never was an object of interest for the FBI” in a complaint that was dismissed by the Travis County District Attorney’s office back in April.
In June, Politifact looked into the matter and categorized it “mostly false.”
Notably, a Travis County prosecutor said two months ago it’d be wrong to conclude his office’s mention of the FBI inquiry in a letter indicates Davis is under federal scrutiny.
Politifact also pointed out that while the FBI was investigating potential conflicts among NTTA Board Members, Wendy Davis never served on the board.
This is also about diverting people’s attention from facts about Greg Abbott that prove damaging to his electoral chances. Abbot did all he could to protect a hospital from legal accountability for the malpractice of a plastic surgeon who killed and maimed several patients in exchange for the $250,000 donation he got from the hospital’s chairman. This is just one example of Abbott pandering to his donors to the detriment of Texans. In exchange from money from the Koch Brothers, Abbott changed a policy of informing the public about the toxic (and explosive) chemicals in their neighborhoods. He sided with payday lenders enabling them to collect high fees from desperate borrowers.
Abbott continues to defend his unconstitutional vote suppression law by admitting it is designed to suppress votes by Democrats and “if” it suppresses votes by minorities that is just a coincidence. He is also using taxpayer dollars to defend the state’s unconstitutional education funding policy.
He has a long term policy of pay discrimination against women and minorities.
The differences between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are like day and night and Texans are waking up to that reality. The options are very straightforward. Davis is a candidate with new ideas to address the problems that come with policies that are both ineffective and in the cases of education funding and voting rights, unconstitutional. Davis attacks Abbott’s policies and record, while Abbott resorts to lies, debunked talking points and the Hail Mary pass of politics – the untrue personal attack.
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