I knew this was coming but Bonnie Parker made it official and filed to run against Rep. Sarah Davis in the 2014 Republican Primary for State Representative District 134. And as anyone could predict, her main issue is being Pro-Life.
Stand with Bonnie. Stand for Life.
Bonnie Parker is the Pro-Life Candidate.
Summary of Texas’ New Abortion Law
1) An elective abortion may no longer be performed at or after twenty weeks of gestation unless the procedure is performed to protect the physical health of the mother or the fetus is so seriously deformed that it will not survive after birth.
2) Physicians performing abortions must have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of his or her office.
3) Clinics which provide abortions must meet the same standards as an ambulatory surgical center. Procedures performed by such centers include: colonoscopy, pain management, knee, shoulder, eye and spine surgeries.
4) Medicine intended to induce abortions must be administered by a license physician according to FDA rules. He or she must examine the patient before prescribing such medication and make a reasonable attempt to arrange a follow up visit to insure the abortion was complete and without complications.
I suppose that Ms. Parker thinks that everyone is aware that Rep. Davis was the only Republican to vote against HB2 this year because she doesn’t mention it, yet. Rest assured, people in that district will be very familiar with that vote before this is over.
This primary election might be closer than people think. Davis beat Parker in 2010 54.5% to 45.5%. While the percentage of victory seems high, in terms of actual votes it was only 736. And people might not know that Parker was out of the country on a mission trip in Africa for most of the primary season that year.
In addition, Michael Quinn Sullivan and Empower Texans have been sending mailers into 134 talking about Rep. Davis’ relatively liberal voting record on fiscal issues, as well as frequently attacking her.
The Houston-led effort began with fiscal-moderate/social-liberal State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston). Many might remember Rep. Davis as the only Republican who sided with the liberal Democrats in fighting against pro-life legislation this summer.
Or you might remember her for voting to increase legislators’ pensions, legitimize the ObamaCare navigators, hike state spending 24 percent, and keep corporate-cronyism funded instead of putting money into tax relief.
Suffice it to say, no one remembers her as a conservative.
All the energy spent fretting about Battleground Texas is for naught if we’re stuck with “Republicans” like Sarah Davis (supported by the corporate-crony lobby) working in Austin to help Democrats impose liberal legislation on the state.
And who can forget Harris Country Republican Party Chair Jared Woodfill’s attack on her?
This race has the potential to very, very interesting.