Davis’ gubernatorial campaign won her Texas Monthly’s Bum Steer Award, which is given annually to the lamest politician or policy in the state.
Wendy Davis’ stance on the issue of open carry gun laws was a political one, and not in line with her “core beliefs,” the failed Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate said in a recent interview.
“There is one thing that I would do differently in that campaign, and it relates to the position that I took on open carry,” Davis told the San Antonio Express-News in her first interview since losing to Republican Greg Abbott last month.
“I made a quick decision on that with a very short conversation with my team and it wasn’t really in keeping with what I think is the correct position on that issue,” Davis continued.
Seen as a shocker when she announced it back in February, Davis’ support for open carry did little to help her cause. The state senator lost to Abbott — the state’s attorney general — by 20 points.