Why They Run: Lisa Fritsch for Texas Governor

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  • The Voice of Inclusion
  • Why First Bid Is for Governor
  • The Wendy Factor
  • Leadership Strategy
  • Fritsch vs. Frontrunner Abbott
  • What the Polls Are Saying
  • Fritsch vs. Davis
  • On Voting Rights
  • On Gun Control
  • On Affirmative Action in Higher Education
  • On Affordable Health Care
  • Meet Lisa Fritsch
  • Why She's a Republican
  • A Political Awakening

The Wendy Factor

"This particular race is critical at this time simply because our [Democratic] opposition is also a woman, a single mother raised by a single mother," says Fritsch, refering to state Sen. Wendy Davis. "I thought that [the other Republican candidates] would have a very hard time defending against that and would be behind in the cultural conversation." 

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