Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie released a statement Wednesday about the attack at the office of state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth:
"Betty and I could not be more thankful to hear that no one was hurt in these deplorable attacks. Offering oneself up for public service, whether as an elected official or as a staffer, should never result in the threat of physical violence.
"While we all have deeply held beliefs, the very foundation of our nation's ideology rest upon the ideal that we not turn to violence to express our disagreements, regardless of how vehemently we disagree. Betty and I are keeping Wendy, her family and her staff in our thoughts and prayers in the wake of this senseless attack."
-- Anna M. Tinsley