Wendy Davis

A Texas Story - Aug. 7, 2014

Wendy Davis
August 07, 2014
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Campaign status: Lost

ANNOUNCER: March 26, 1993. A pleasant spring day in Seguin, Texas. But for one woman, it quickly became a nightmare. A Kirby vacuum salesman came to our door to offer an in-home demonstration and while her children slept in the very next room, the salesman brutally raped the young mother. The salesman was a sexual predator on probation, but the Kirby vacuum cleaner distributor had failed to perform a routine background check on him. The woman and her husband went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court, fighting for their right to sue Kirby. Six judges -- Democrats and Republicans -- ruled in their favor, and they won. But Greg Abbott sided with the company against the victim, saying the company had no responsibility. Thank God this time, Greg Abbot lost.