Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis released a Spanish-language TV ad on Wednesday that criticized her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, for defending more than $5 billion of public education cuts in court.
[Abbott] fought against our schools, defending reductions in funds that resulted in 11,000 teachers being fired," the ad says in Spanish. "Democrat Wendy Davis knows the importance of education. She wants to take a step forward with pre-K, wants to increase funds for professional education, and put college in reach for all our kids."
Davis has repeatedly used the school finance case as a point of attack during the gubernatorial campaign. At their first debate last week, Abbott told Davis a law she voted for keeps him from settling cases like the school finance dispute.
In August, a judge ruled that the funding cuts were unconstituional. The case is poised to go to an appeals court.