Hillary Clinton Brings Women’s Rights Champ Wendy Davis to Open Sioux Falls Office

Texas Senator Wendy Davis in pink sneaks, filibustering Texas's awful abortion restrictions in 2013
Texas Senator Wendy Davis in pink sneaks, filibustering Texas’s awful abortion restrictions in 2013

Hillary Clinton seeks to catch up with Bernie Sanders in terms of campaign presence in South Dakota and do him one better. Clinton is opening her Sioux Falls campaign office today at noon at the Labor Temple at 101 S. Fairfax. To christen the ship, Clinton is bringing in former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who famously filibustered egregious abortion restrictions similar to those that have Texas before the Supreme Court right now.

Clinton comes to hard-right-to-life South Dakota and offers a famous pro-choice crusader as her office-opening spokesperson. How’s that for a fearless play to the base? Take that, South Dakota patriarchy! Let’s put those pink sneakers to work mobilizing the Democratic base to return to the polls, elect Democratic legislators, and check South Dakota’s war on women!

Sanders opened his Sioux Falls office last week at 335 N. Main, so his young and enthusiastic volunteers have likely already sealed the Minnehaha vote (hee hee!). But Clinton SD coordinator Adam Weiland notifies the press that Team Clinton will open a downtown Rapid City office Friday morning. No word yet on what illustrious speakers may attend that Pennington County event.

Bonus Curricula Vitae: According to a South Dakota Democratic Party e-mail, the lead contact for Sanders South Dakota is Josh Visnaw, a graduate of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Policy. The lead contact for Clinton SD is Winthrop Roosevelt, who, unless I’m Googling the wrong Winthrop Roosevelt, is the great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. Winthrop has campaigned to protect G-G-Grandpa Teddy’s national park legacy by advocating for a slowdown (not a shutdown—this is Clintonian pragmatism at work) of Bakken oil development. Visnaw and Roosevelt both finished their undergraduate degrees in 2008, so they both appear to be similarly aged millennials.


10 Responses to Hillary Clinton Brings Women’s Rights Champ Wendy Davis to Open Sioux Falls Office

  1. Steve Hickey

    Abortion Barbie.

  2. Steve Sibson

    “Let’s put those pink sneakers to work mobilizing the Democratic base to return to the polls, elect Democratic legislators, and check South Dakota’s war on women!”

    So in the name fighting the “war on women”, the Democrats are going to promote a puppet for the global economic elite. And it was the same global economic elite that used GW as a puppet to announce the fight against the “axis of evil”. There seems to be a lot of irony in covert propaganda.

  3. mike from iowa

    Pro women’s rights, pro choice and anti-wingnut Barbie works better.

    Remember- in Texas you can carry weapons into the state house and intimidate lawmakers, but, women aren’t allowed feminine hygiene products because whiny wingnut men were afraid they’d be used as missiles.

  4. mike from iowa

    For the record- Drumpf@@k hits magic number to be wingnut nominee for HRC buttkicking come November.

  5. Way to go hillary wendy bernie sddp abd cory. Thanku for kicking butt!!!!! :)

  6. The Ammosexual terminology is far funnier than abortion Barbie.
    When I worked in the medical field in SD I was very surprised how many local GOP women I knew had had abortions.

  7. Robin Friday

    Good for HRC, SDDP, and Wendy Davis. Vote Blue no matter WHO. We are a nation. Let’s act like a unified nation, instead of a bunch of bratty kids shouting ‘STATES’ rights” baloney and making up their own rules.

  8. Lanny V Stricherz

    “by advocating for a slowdown (not a shutdown—this is Clintonian pragmatism at work) of Bakken oil development.”

    Wow, I am not sure which Clinton you are talking about in that Clintonian pragmatism comment, but the former SOS was for the other pipeline, you know the one that comes from a foreign country with the most dangerous to the environment petroleum on the planet. And the other, the former President was still championing the Keystone XL last year along with that great democrat, the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.

    So, slow down the domestic crude, but full speed ahead with the garbage crude from Canada, makes sense to me. NOT.

  9. Richard Schriever

    Okay – this inspires me – next official run, I may have to bring in my friend and former co-worker – the great nephew of Ernest Hemingway. Not millennial, a genXer.

  10. Hickey: Abortion foes had hoped the court would use the Texas abortion case as an opportunity to gut not just Roe v. Wade, but also 1992’s seminal Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which held that abortion laws creating an “undue burden” on women were unconstitutional. Instead, the court clarified and strengthened Casey while striking down two of Texas law H.B. 2’s key provisions — strict building rules for abortion clinics and a requirement that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals. This could invalidate anti-abortion laws in another 25 states.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/game-changer-the-best-analysis-of-the-supreme-courts-abortion-decision