Wendy Davis Uses Icon, Barbecue To Entice Voters
Wendy Davis is calling in the big guns in her attempt to become the next governor of Texas.
The former Fort Worth city councilwoman and state senator is combining two Texas legends — barbecue and Willie Nelson — to boost her campaign contributions.
Davis sent out an email promoting a “Backyard BBQ” on April 27 in Houston, which includes a performance by Nelson.
“We’ll have some amazing Texas BBQ. We’ll be talking about the future of our great state. And at the end of the night, we’ll have a special performance by Willie,” she said.
People who contribute $5 to her campaign today will be automatically entered into the “Backyard BBQ Sweepstakes.”
“If you get to come to our BBQ, we’ll have a chance to talk,” Davis wrote in the email. “We’ll get a photo together. And you’ll get to hear Willie Nelson perform a private concert.”
Nelson has endorsed underdog politicians in the past, including longshot presidential candidate Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat.
Davis is running against the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Perry.