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Davis and Eckhardt endorse Clinton
Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Both former state Sen. Wendy Davis and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton last night for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Eckhardt is the first female Travis County judge and was a county commissioner for six years prior to her election. Davis, of course, recently lost the Texas gubernatorial election, after attracting national attention for her 13-hour filibuster against Senate Bill 5, when she was a Texas state senator. The news of the endorsements was met with an immediate response by Texas GOP Vice Chair Amy Clark, who said in a statement, “Texans should not be surprised that Wendy has thrown her support behind Hillary Clinton. This endorsement is a reflection of how out-of-touch the values were that drove her failed campaign in 2014 – including her unwavering support for Planned Parenthood and late-term abortions. Texas voters delivered a clear message to Davis and her party platform by overwhelmingly rejecting her candidacy. When Wendy Davis lost the vote of Texas women by nearly 10% it was clear she doesn’t speak for us. Hillary Clinton can expect the same results in our state when the votes are counted in 2016.”
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