AUSTIN (August 11, 2014) Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, is facing new pressure over her past support of a moratorium on the death penalty.
Davis voted as a Fort Worth city councilwoman in July 2000 for a resolution supporting a moratorium in order to study the death penalty and potential changes.
The vote on the resolution failed, 5-4.
Davis, who is now a state senator, now says she supports capital punishment, but her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, is pressing the issue.
Abbott’s campaign spokesman Matt Hirsch accused Davis of "flip-flopping and political posturing."
Davis spokesman Zac Petkanas told the newspaper Davis wanted changes to the death penalty then that have since been addressed by courts and the Legislature.