Turn Texas Blue – ‘As Wendy Davis Surges Panicked GOP Considers Investigating Greg Abbott’s Pay Discrimination’
‘The Republican candidate to be the next governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has found himself in hot water after the Wendy Davis campaign pounced on him for his refusal to say whether or not he would veto the state’s equal pay bill’ .
‘Texas Republicans managed to make things even worse by claiming that women earn less than men because they are, “bad negotiators.”
‘Things got even worse for Abbott when a study found that his attorney general’s office pays women less than men’.
‘As the equal pay controversy was catching fire, a new poll was released that showed support for Wendy Davis surging’.
‘Texas Senate Democrats turned up the heat by sending a letter to Republican Lt. Governor David Dewhurst asking him to launch a senate investigation into pay discrimination in Abbott’s office’.
‘Dewhurst said the letter sounded a lot like “gotcha politics,” but that he would consider assigning the Senate study on equal pay’.
‘The fact that Republicans are willing to consider a Senate investigation into pay practices of their own gubernatorial nominee illustrates how desperately they want this issue to go away’.
‘Texas Republicans are thinking that they can bury the equal pay issue by launching a senate investigation. Obviously, the Republicans intention is to make sure that the investigation won’t be completed before Election Day’.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/27/wendy-davis-surges-panicked-gop-considers-investigating-greg-abbotts-pay-discrimination.html