Davis Camp Turned Clinton, Biden, Gillibrand Away from State Convention

The Democrat’s team feared the national political figures would be a liability as she works to run a more Texas-focused campaign.

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Karyn Bruggeman
July 3, 2014, 7:10 a.m.

“Demo­crats in­volved with plan­ning the” Texas Demo­crat­ic con­ven­tion last week­end “told the Ob­serv­er that” former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D), Vice Pres­id­ent Joe Biden (D), and Sen. Kirsten Gil­librand (D-NY) “were in talks to speak at the gath­er­ing. Each had seemed to sig­nal a will­ing­ness to speak—with Gil­librand even of­fer­ing to help with the cost of at­tend­ing the con­ven­tion. But” state Sen. Wendy Dav­is’s (D) “rep­res­ent­at­ives nixed the plan, fear­ing the na­tion­al pols would be a li­ab­il­ity for her.” (Texas Ob­serv­er)

CHEM­IC­AL TOX­ICITY. Un­der fire for com­ments that “you know where they are if you drive around,” re­fer­ring to Tex­ans con­cerned about stock­piles of tox­ic chem­ic­als, At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Greg Ab­bott (R) cla­ri­fied his stance this week, say­ing “private com­pan­ies must re­lease in­form­a­tion about their haz­ard­ous chem­ic­al stock­piles, weeks after his of­fice ruled the same in­form­a­tion no longer would be avail­able from state agen­cies.” (Hou­s­ton Chron­icle)


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