Michael Barone: Wendy Davis' 'Blurred' Bio May Doom Her Run

Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 05:50 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Wendy Davis' run for governor of Texas may be finished after a report that she "blurred" controversial details of her personal biography, says Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner.

"The chances were against her even before this Dallas Morning News story. Texas is, basically, a Republican state," Barone told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"Rick Perry was re-elected easily with 55, 56 percent of the vote in the last election, which is also what Mitt Romney carried the state by. So, she was not the favorite.

"But she was a national icon, and she was of significant importance to Democrats and their effort to make the second-largest state not a safe Republican state," Barone said Wednesday.

Story continues below video.

In his piece, Morning News senior political writer Wayne Slater noted:

"Wendy Davis has made her personal story of struggle and success a centerpiece of her campaign . . . [It] is her biography — a divorced teenage mother living in a trailer who earned her way to Harvard and political achievement — that her team is using to attract voters and boost fundraising."

But in sifting through, he found that some facts had been fudged, including that Davis was 21, not 19, when she was divorced. She once testified under oath that she was 19 at the time of the divorce.

He says her campaign also fudged the fact that her then-husband helped pay for her Harvard education by cashing in his 401(K) savings.

"It seems that some damage has been done [by the article]," Barone said. "So, I read her stance as very low at this point."

See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved