the state of Texas.”
among West U voters.
“I represent so many Republicans that are just like
me, and feel that I give them a voice and a home in the
party, and without someone like me, they are starting to
wonder: What does it even mean to be a Republican?”
Davis told the Texas Tribune when the race became big
news state-wide. “We have to be a big-tent party.”
Her fellow West U Republican, Harris County Judge Ed
Emmett, called the Davis vs. Abbott showdown “perhaps
the most important race in the state of Texas because
it will answer that question of, ‘Who is the Republican
by Republicans and Democrats alike.
“Does the Republican Party have to toe the line of
to represent its constituents?” Emmett wondered to the
Texas Tribune, concluding, “…In this case, Sarah Davis
has done that very well.”
third most populous county in the U.S., deftly steers
clear of partisan hyperbole and focuses instead on
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“hunkering down” instead of lashing out.
Republican in a nonpartisan position, which suits her
get things done,” she explains. “Our city councilmembers
have a wide range of political pedigrees, but we all work
together to accomplish our common goals for West U. We
She says Republicans here represent the kinder, gentler
version of the party: “West University Republicans
conservatism but also believe in social tolerance.
Democrats are not always wrong, and Republicans are not
always right. We support ideas, not personalities.”