With months to go until the general election, the debate surrounding the two frontrunner candidates for governor has already turned personal. The latest round includes a hidden-camera video calling negative attention to the “Stand With Wendy” slogan, while a recording released by the Lone Star Project brings gender and disability into play.

In Friday’s Capital Tonight, we put the public attacks into context and hear how the Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott campaigns are responding.


The week started off with Sen. Davis defending her personal narrative, after an article in The Dallas Morning News called some biographical details into question. Eventually, even the article’s author, Wayne Slater, was drawn into the fray. We sat down with Slater and Peggy Fikac of the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle to talk about how Davis became the week’s biggest story.


Plus, Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas joined us to verify a new claim from Sen. Ted Cruz about the Obamacare rollout.