Republicans in Texas have claimed that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis lied about being a single mother at the age of 19.
Greater protection for the rights of women and girls has been a center-piece of the state senator’s campaign for governor. Following the bizarre accusation (if one can call it that), Ms. Davis released a statement:
The state senator then released details from her biography which show that she never claimed to have been legally divorced, only that she was a single-mother raising her daughter alone:
This latest, highly personal and totally spurious attack is entirely consistent with the desperation and nastiness that has informed the GOP’s opposition to Ms. Davis’ candidacy from the moment she announced her candidacy. Having realized that they are on losing ground when it comes to policy, and even fund-raising according to one recent report, the Republican Party in Texas is attempting to smear the state senator with wild and unfounded attacks on her private life and history.
She has responded with typical calm and class, something the GOP are clearly lacking across the board.