It may come as a shock to mainstream media consumers outside the Lone Star State, but Wendy Davis is not the only woman in Texas and her opinion is not shared by all, or even a majority, here.

To hear the mainstream media in full fawn mode since last week’s filibuster, one might get the impression that state Sen. Wendy Davis is a lioness who leads all. The truth is, the bill she demagogued and mobbed to death last week, Senate Bill 5, was sponsored by a woman, state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg of Collin County.

A woman also led the fight to pass the bill in the Texas Senate. State Sen. Donna Campbell represents District 25 in central Texas. She comes to the Texas Senate with an educational and career background that would earn her fawning coverage from one end of this country to another, but for a couple of inconvenient facts.

Occupation: Emergency Room Physician
Education: B.S. Central State University; M.N. Texas Women’s University; M.D. Texas Tech Health Science Center; General Surgical Internship, Methodist Hospital of Dallas; Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Do you think Dr. Campbell might know a thing or two about the medical implications involved in Senate Bill 5, or its replacement in the special session kicking off today?

It’s not like it’s hard for the media to find her. During last week’s chaos, Dr. Campbell was leading the fight in the state Senate and on Twitter.



And Dr. Campbell is ready for battle today.

Update: Only a quarter of Davis’ online support actually came from within Texas.