At least one political expert doesn't think revelations about a Democratic candidate for governor will do much damage. Wendy Davis has admitted some of the information given about her life history was untrue. Rice political science professor Bob Stein says it's a problem for the candidate, just not a big one.
“It speaks to the general integrity of the candidate,” Stein says. “It's not good. Will it hurt her? Because this is a very polarized election and her chances of becoming the next governor of Texas were never very strong.”
Stein says Davis' path to success doesn't include convincing Republicans to switch and vote for her.
“The real issue is that, in this campaign and this election it's not about persuading people,” he says, “it's about Wendy Davis turning out people.”