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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/04/Report-Wendy-Davis-Has-Spent-More-Than-131-000-In-Campaign-Funds-On-Luxury-Suites

Report: Wendy Davis Spent More Than $131,000 in Campaign Funds on Luxury Suites

by Frances Martel 4 Feb 2014, 11:57 AM PDT

Wendy Davis has built her campaign around a provably false story of poverty and struggle as a single mother. Adding to the growing sense that she is not who she is selling herself to voters as, a report by the Washington Free Beacon reveals that Davis has spent upwards of $131,000 of campaign funds on Austin luxury suites since elected to the Texas Senate.

Davis, who has been in the Texas Senate since 2008, is from the Fort Worth area and required amenities to live in Austin while she was serving in the Senate. The apartments and suites she chose to live in between 2008 and 2014 took from the campaign fund monthly rents comparable to apartments in central Manhattan, as well as use of services like maids. Rents increased over time as Davis upgraded from a $2,000-a-month suite at the Monarch in 2008 to an apartment costing her campaign more than $3,000 a month by 2011, at which time Davis moved to an apartment at the Ashton in Austin.

Despite her significant salary as an attorney, which the Free Beacon estimates as just over $275,000 in 2012, Davis did not pay for any of her accommodations or the maid service at the Monarch. All expenses were paid by her campaign--from donations and assorted funds meant to keep her in office.

The Beacon posits that such a life of luxury directly contradicts the image that Davis is trying to sell Texans in her gubernatorial campaign. Davis claimed that she was a single teen mother at 19 and lived for an extended time in her mother's trailer, working several jobs to pay her way through law school and community college. The Dallas Morning News disclosed that the details of her life were far from accurate: Davis divorced at 21, only lived in her mother's trailer for about a month, and she had her second husband take out a loan and cash out his 401(k) to pay for her education.

A life of $3,000-a-month apartments expensed to someone else is far from the single teen mom drama at the center of her campaign, as is the life revealed in last year's Vogue profile of the Texas Senator: a politician who roots for the football team her best friend's family owns and who "spent their evenings mingling with Fort Worth’s political set" at the young age of 25.

In a review of her campaign funding, National Review uncovered that Davis has already spent around $5,000 in campaign funds traveling outside Texas for gubernatorial campaign events.

Davis's attempt to focus the entirety of her campaign away from issues and towards her life story is spiraling out of control. With stories of Democrats themselves distrusting Davis, a media team that has been described by one veteran campaign reporter as "the worst I've ever seen," and the abrupt pivots to issues about which she has no credibility--like gun rights--one cannot expect her campaign to successfully diffuse this new bombshell.
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This woman is the more than ready to be a corrupt, greedy, and arrogant rat Senator. 
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Just the usual sense of entitlement most commonly seen in Dem po liticians
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You'll notice there is almost no current MSM media polling on this race.  They don't want to embarrass her.  By all indications, she is at least 15 points behind, but you'd never know that based on her press.
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This is wholly consistent with the previous stories we have heard of her-- taking advantage of people to live a better life than she would living honestly. Have your husband pay your student loans, then dump him... run a political campaign, then use the money to live high on the hog.

Remember when Christine O'Donnell was savaged in the press for allegedly using her campaign as a way to cover her personal bills? How is this not far worse than O'Donnell's alleged deeds?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2014, 01:00:49 PM by jmyrlefuller »
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You'll notice there is almost no current MSM media polling on this race.  They don't want to embarrass her.  By all indications, she is at least 15 points behind, but you'd never know that based on her press.
If Davis is only down 15, that would be a troubling sign given Texas's place as the conservatives' more-or-less Alamo (no pun intended). The Dems want Texas. They want total domination, one-party rule, and all opposition to be crushed and oppressed. They have already jerryrigged the Presidency. The states are next.
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If Davis is only down 15, that would be a troubling sign given Texas's place as the conservatives' more-or-less Alamo (no pun intended). The Dems want Texas. They want total domination, one-party rule, and all opposition to be crushed and oppressed. They have already jerryrigged the Presidency. The states are next.

Beck interviewed Abbott on his show this week. Said the Democrats are advertising for Democrats to move to Texas and help turn it blue... they discussed this is one reason is Austin is now what Abbott called a blueberry in a sea of strawberries... all the Democrats piling into Austin have turned it bright purple.
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Yet Christie's every bowel movement is news.  Some even on our side filled with outrage.
BTW, where is P.J. O'Rourke?
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Beck interviewed Abbott on his show this week. Said the Democrats are advertising for Democrats to move to Texas and help turn it blue... they discussed this is one reason is Austin is now what Abbott called a blueberry in a sea of strawberries... all the Democrats piling into Austin have turned it bright purple.

Austin has been liberal for at least 30 years.  When Texas was a Democrat state, most Democrats it elected were conservatives, except for those from Travis County.

Travis County/Austin has been a lost cause forever.  There is a reason their motto is "Keep Austin Weird."
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