Libby Willis, Democratic candidate for Senate District 10, gives the details of her West Texas upbringing in her most recent TV ad to counteract the "whoppers" that she knows will be told about her.
“There is no doubt the other side is going to come up with some real whoppers. Who knows what they may say about me. But what I want voters to know most about me is that I’m still the same girl today as I was growing up in Abilene singing in the church choir, doing my homework, working hard, and playing by the rules," Willis said in a statement. "One thing is certain: we need more common sense in Austin. In the Senate, I’ll work with Democrats and Republicans to fix our public schools, improve our water infrastructure and help businesses grow. Texas needs more senators who will put politics aside and do what is best for our community, and I promise the families of Senate District 10 that I’ll always be working for them.”
Willis is facing off against GOP nominee Konni Burton for the right to represent the Tarrant County-based state Senate seat currently held by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. The district is considered the only swing state in the Texas Senate.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins Monday.