There’s More To Wendy Davis’s Life Story Than She Lets On


Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence for her filibuster for late term abortion in her pink tennis shoes, tends to leave some interesting tidbits out of her life story. While it’s true that she was poor and worked her way up the ladder, she doesn’t often mention how her second husband paid for her law school degree at Harvard, and she left him the day after he paid her last student loan bill.

When she was accepted to Harvard Law School, Jeff Davis cashed in his 401(k) account and eventually took out a loan to pay for her final year there….
Over time, the Davises’ marriage was strained. In November 2003, Wendy Davis moved out.

Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”

Then there’s the part about how her children take a back seat to her political aspirations.

A former colleague and political supporter who worked closely with Davis when she was on the council said the body’s work was very time-consuming.

“Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” he said, speaking only on condition of anonymity in order to give what he called an honest assessment. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”

Read the whole thing.

Via Legal Insurrection where it’s noted that this sort of life story might not be a big deal in states like Massachusetts, but how will it play in Texas?

Update: Da TechGuy doesn’t want us giving Davis any ideas when it comes to Massachusetts. Heh.

Also linked by Iowa Dawg and The First Street Journal – thanks!

Update: Red State has more on Davis’s past. When she got divorced her ex-husband asked for the Court to order her not to do drugs before visiting her children.