Greg Abbott Brushes Off Wendy Davis Ad: Sure, ‘Attack A Guy In A Wheelchair’

Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott talks about about his first portion of his three-part "Education Texans" policy during a news conference Monday March 31, 2014 at Sam Houston Elemen... Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott talks about about his first portion of his three-part "Education Texans" policy during a news conference Monday March 31, 2014 at Sam Houston Elementary School in Weslaco, Texas. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez) MAGS OUT TV OUT MORE LESS
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) on Monday night brushed off an attack ad focused on his paralysis that his gubernatorial opponent state Sen. Wendy Davis’ (D) campaign is running.

Davis released an ad last week that features a wheelchair and a voiceover that says “A tree fell on Greg Abbott. He sued and got millions. Since then he spent his career working against other victims.”

“My reaction is that if she wants to attack a guy in a wheelchair, that’s her prerogative,” Abbott said on Fox News’ “Hannity.” “As for me, I’m running a different type of campaign. I am running a campaign that’s focused on solving the problems of Texans.”

“I don’t think it’s going to sell real well,” he added later.

Davis defended her ad on Monday, arguing that the spot highlighted the “hypocrisy” of Abbott fighting for and receiving a multi-million dollar settlement after the accident that left him paralyzed while working to deny the same justice for other Texans.

Abbott, who released a response ad of his own on Monday, told host Sean Hannity that Davis is resorting to attack ads in order to avoid addressing the problems that President Obama’s policies have created in Texas.

“My opponent is having to run from Barack Obama and all she can do is attack me,” he said.

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  1. Cringeworthy ad you say?
    Assbot doesn’t like it when ‘Abortion Barbie’ strikes back. The MSM sure as hell didn’t call for his gang to disavow that nasty slur.
    No sympathy here buddy. After all, if a prosthetic leg doesn’t constitute a disability in Texas,What the hell does?

  2. “My reaction is that if she wants to attack a guy in a wheelchair, that’s her prerogative,” Abbott said on Fox News’ “Hannity.”

    She attacked you for being a hypocrite in a wheelchair and all you’re offended by is the “in a wheelchair” part?

  3. But of course! Remember, he’s the victim, after all…

  4. Her media team should never have used the wheelchair…just don’t go there, it’s a no win situation. Gives Abbott an easy way to play for sympathy.

  5. And what is Ah-butt’s response to the people mocking a disabled person for daring to support Wendy Davis?

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