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Lone Star Project Report

If Wendy Davis Runs, Here’s Why She Can Win

Wendy Unites Texans

  • Wendy Davis unites Texas voters, bringing them together as a modern coalition in a way that defies the polarizing, hyper-partisan, well-heeled insider approach that has kept Rick Perry, Greg Abbott and other Austin-centric state leaders in power.
  • Wendy’s broad appeal centers on her courage to stand up to the abuse of power in Austin combined with her compelling personal story – and both are reinforced by a mainstream record emphasizing strong schools, economic responsibility and a willingness to take risks and use political capital to protect middle-class families.
  • Over the past several months, non-partisan, and even some fair-minded Republicans, have reached out to the Lone Star Project to find out how they can help and work with Wendy Davis.

SD10 mirrors Texas racially and politically

  • Wendy won and holds highly competitive Texas State Senate District 10, which was safe for Republicans until Wendy’s election in 2008.
  • The district can fairly be described as a microcosm of Texas.  It is diverse both racially and politically with a large population of Latino and African American citizens, but a plurality of Anglo voters.
  • The type coalition Wendy has built in District 10 made up of Democrats, independents and fair-minded Republicans of all ethnicities is precisely the type coalition that can, and must, be built for a Democrat to win statewide in Texas.

Wendy is Battle-tested

Wendy believes in grassroots organizing

  • Recent failed Democratic statewide efforts have been timid, insular and unable to invest in the type of technology and expertise required to identify and mobilize a diverse Democratic coalition.
  • We can expect the Davis campaign to build and improve upon the outstanding grassroots campaign she ran in her Senate race.
  • The presence of Battleground Texas brings experienced and talented man and woman power that establishes the first true statewide statewide Democratic organizing effort in more than a decade.

Texans have good reason to reject Greg Abbott