According to the domain's Whois information, the anti-campaign site is from the National Review and Center for American Freedom's Andrew Stiles (on the site, the contact email is email@example.com). It hit Conservative Twitter late on Thursday:
Defend the right to dismember healthy, viable babies http://t.co/GCsH1bTXUY— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) September 26, 2013
Brilliant. http://t.co/rFOZYXOARr— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 26, 2013
The site lacks a bio and a slew of other details for the candidate, though the sparsity of this section is almost assuredly intentional:
Of course, Wendy Davis supporters should see this sort of response to her possible candidacy coming. Davis made her name filibustering a restrictive abortion bill (now, an abortion law) in Texas as a state senator. In recent days, conservatives have compared her unfavorably to Ted Cruz by asking why the media seemed more inclined to cover a defense of abortion over a criticism of Obamacare (which, it turns out, they weren't). A Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist characterized Davis as a "late-term-abortion rights advocate who likes pink running shoes, period." There's also Erick Erickson's decision to refer to the politician as "Abortion Barbie." That's even though Davis's filibuster was a little more complicated than a simple objection to limiting abortions to pregnancies before 20 weeks: the omnibus bill could effectively shut all but five of the state's abortion-providing clinics, restricting access to a number of procedures and resources for women in the state. But that likely isn't important to those already fired up against the potential candidate, who can, if they'd like, take comfort in the fact that Davis's campaign is the underdog in the race to replace Rick Perry in 2014, no matter how high her national profile rises.
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