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I have been waiting years for a Texas Democratic candidate who was not afraid to fight for us and aggressively attack Republican claims that they stand for "Texas values."
Wendy Davis did it in an email responding to Greg Abbott's palling around with the misfit that is Ted Nugent.
Wendy began the email with the Dallas Morning News headline about the Abbott-Nugent event:

"Abbott under fire for hosting Nugent — a rocker with a history of young girls"
- Dallas Morning News, 2/17/14
What Wendy had to say made me even more proud of her.
More below.

Here's part of whatwhat Wendy had to say:

When I read what Ted Nugent has said about women, I was outraged.

Greg Abbott feels differently. His values allow him to embrace an admitted predator who takes advantage of young girls, calls successful women vulgar and disgusting names, and demeans and degrades not just the women of Texas, but anyone who disagrees with his narrow-minded, disrespectful point of view.

If this is Greg Abbott’s idea of good Texas values, it’s simply repulsive.

Greg Abbott calls Ted Nugent a “fighter for freedom.” Ted Nugent calls Greg Abbott his “blood brother.” I call their alliance repulsive. This is an issue for every father, every mother, and every family in Texas.

We will not allow the women of Texas to be treated like this. Help me fight back. Contribute $5 right now to show Greg Abbott and Ted Nugent that their values aren’t Texas values.

I won’t mince words -- I find Ted Nugent disgusting. And I find it disgusting that Greg Abbott is sharing a stage with him.

But this isn’t just about my feelings. Every Texan should be offended by Greg Abbott’s decision to make a predator the new face of his campaign.

Campaigning with a vile character like Ted Nugent is a window into Greg Abbott’s character. And we need to show him that we won’t tolerate it.

Wendy's email continues:
Every Texan should be offended by Ted Nugent’s words and actions -- and by Greg Abbott’s decision to embrace him. And the best way to show that we won’t suffer these insults lightly is to organize and fight back.
I love Wendy's fighting words and so boldly states that GOP's values aren't Texas values (contrary to years of GOP claims). I sure hope she sends Greg Abbott to a necessary defeat in November.
Here's a link if you want to contrinute. We need a fighter like her in the governor's mansion.

Originally posted to alaprst on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 01:45 PM PST.

Also republished by Houston Area Kossacks, TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans, Dallas Kossacks, and Turning Texas: Election Digest.

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