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By Bill Hoffmann
Democratic Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, mired in controversy for fudging her biography, could still beat Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the Lone Star State’s governor’s race, former House majority leader and Texas congressman Tom DeLay says.
“I’m not ready to say no way because, as you know, the left are in Texas and they’re trying to change Texas from red to blue and they bring their entire strong coalition,” DeLay told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“Over the last 15 years, they’ve put together, probably, the most powerful political coalition I’ve ever seen before. And you add that to Obama’s campaign machine, it’s pretty ominous.”
DeLay says that Abbott — along with the Texas Republican base — must continue to campaign hard and not “sit on his laurels.”
“The Republicans and conservatives cannot just allow this to happen. They’ve got to get out and work or the left is going to turn out the inner cities in Texas and, just like Obama won, turning out their base could win,” he said.