The PJ Tatler

Wendy Davis Raising Big Money from Abortion Industry, Non-Texans

The fundraising totals for the Wendy Davis campaign tell a story. Despite her attempts to run away from her signature issue — support for late-term abortion in substandard clinics — the industry knows where her heart really is.

Democrat Wendy Davis collected $100,000 in the last month from Austin Planned Parenthood board member Aimee Boone and $100,000 from EMILY’s List, a political committee that supports Democratic women who back abortion rights.

Other big donors during the most recent reporting period included investor Rani Clasquin of Austin, $50,000; League City trial lawyer Ronald Krist, $50,000; and eight contributions of $25,000, including from Cecilia Boone and Suzanne Bartolucci.

In addition, her most recent report shows that Planned Parenthood’s political committee spent $20,000 to conduct a poll on Davis’ behalf and $9,000 for Web design and staff time.

More than a quarter, 27%, of Davis’ campaign funding is coming from sources outside Texas. The most effective part of her campaign is Battleground Texas, which was dispatched here by Barack Obama to do his bidding. Make of all that what you will.