Texas county GOP chair warns ‘abortion barbie’ Wendy Davis could be the next governor

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:40 EDT
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Denton County Republican Party Chair Dianne Edmondson recently referred to Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, as “abortion barbie.”

The Lone Star Project, a political action committee that supports Davis, posted video of her comments on Tuesday.

Edmondson said conservatives in Texas shouldn’t take it for granted that a Republican would win the gubernatorial election.

“So we can’t take for granted that just because Greg Abbott will have an ‘R’ after his name he will be our next governor,” she remarked. “Can y’all imagine what it would be like if ‘abortion barbie’ is the next governor? I don’t even want to think about that, so please help us elect whoever our slate Republican is starting at Greg Abbott.”

Edmondson also warned that her running mate, Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, “was appealing to a demographic we are trying to appeal to” because she is Hispanic.

It is not the first time Edmonson has referred to Davis as “abortion barbie.” In a newsletter sent out January 7, she vowed to defeat the “‘super women’ ticket of Abortion Barbie with Hispanic Sen Leticia Van De Putte.”

Davis made national headlines last year for filibustering an anti-abortion bill.

Watch the video below.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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