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New GOP Group Trying To Court Women Voters

Mar 13, 2014

A new conservative Texas political action committee launched online this week. Named "RedState Women," the group wants to counter efforts by Wendy Davis to attract female voters. 

Cari Christman is chief of staff for a Texas senator and executive director for the PAC. She said Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis doesn’t speak for all Texas women.

“By creating RedState Women we are building a platform to allow Republican women to articulate their message, to engage them politically, and see that more women across the state become active,” Christman said.

RedState Women went live online Wednesday. Visitors were greeted by a video of Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, the youngest female Republican elected to statewide office in the Lone Star State.   

“I’m a RedState Woman because this is where I work. This is where I want to raise my child. These are the values that this state embodies,” Craddick says in the video.

Reacting to the new PAC, Zac Petkanas with the Wendy Davis Campaign, said: “What’s clear though, is that they won’t be able to cover up the choice voters have between Wendy Davis’ commitment to economic fairness for all hardworking Texans and Greg Abbott’s abysmal record for women.”

Those are the kinds of claims RedState Women says it wants to debunk as the PAC tries to shift the perception that Wendy Davis represents them.