she voted against Jessica's law because it would not protect children, and in fact could cause a child predator to kill his victim. Bolton said she had more than 20 years of experience working with victimized children "whose stories would curl your hair and break your heart." She said that when a relative is involved, she has seen abused children change their stories because of the death sentence mandated by Jessica’s law.Voter pools don't change much, or at least quickly, so usually challengers don't focus expensive TV ads on attacks which incumbents successfully endured in recent years. Perhaps the issue polls well, or at least better than anything else they've got, but in 2008 a much better-known opponent ran the same attack against Bolton and lost. I see little reason to think this will move the needle two years further from the event. I don't know what's running in other media markets. Perhaps it's just a stock attack ad and Workman, who is receiving substantial financial support from local real-estate and construction interests, hopes to benefit from the coattails of the reported national anti-incumbent sentiment? In that case, it's just cynical.
In any event, are any readers aware of other crime-and-punishment related attack ads out there in other Texas media markets?