The discrepancies between Davis' stylized life story and reality has been well-known in Texas political circles, according to Mark Jones, fellow in political science.
The stylized version of her life story has served Davis well, propelling her onto the national stage and boosting her fundraising. However, Jones cautions that "In today’s global and real-time world, Davis will need to carefully balance her national fundraising efforts with the need to maintain a moderate image at home in order to not alienate potential cross-over voters that she needs if she is to run a competitive race."
Mark P. Jones
Aug 12 2020 | Presidential Elections
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Aug 12 2020 | Center for the Middle East