AUSTIN (August 8, 2014) The first television spot Democratic gubernatorial candaite Wendy Davis says she will air against Republican opponent Greg Abbott in attacks Abbott’s judicial opinion from a rape lawsuit in the 1990s.
On Friday Davis accused Abbott of siding with a corporation over a rape victim while serving on the Texas Supreme Court. Abbott's campaign called the ad "despicable" and gutter politics.
The high court in 1999 upheld a $160,000 award to a woman who was raped in her home by a vacuum-cleaner salesman.
Abbott and two other justices disagreed, saying the salesman's employer shouldn't be liable.
Davis has been a heavy underdog and is trying to gain ground on Abbott with less than three months until Election Day.
Her campaign wouldn't disclose the cost of the ad or where in the state it will air.