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Wendy Davis Gains Ground in TX Gov Race, Trails Greg Abbott by Only 5 Points

Wendy Davis Gains Ground in TX Gov Race, Trails Greg Abbott by Only 5 Points
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll out Monday shows Greg Abbott at 40 percent to Wendy Davis' 35 percent. A full 20 percent of voters are still undecided. An early October poll from Texas Lyceum showed Davis trailing by eight — 29-21 — with 50 percent of voters saying they had not yet decided.
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Against All Odds, TX State Rep Getting Things Done as a Freshman Legislator

Against All Odds, TX State Rep Getting Things Done as a Freshman Legislator
Texas State Rep. Gene Wu helped lead the fight in the House to restore $3 billion of the $5 billion education cut in 2011. He worked with his colleagues to pass a law that reduces traffic congestion from oil and gas production areas. He was able to get Texas pipeline safety regulations in line with federal standards, no small feat with Republicans controlling the Legislature.
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Wendy Davis Introduces Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Bill

Wendy Davis Introduces Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Bill
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is touting a bill she wrote to reduce the rape kit backlog in the state. Over 23,000 kits remain untested because of budget cuts and labor constraints. The bill also will improve DNA and evidence collection on site at hospitals.
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Abbot Political Adviser Tweets Wendy Davis 'Too Stupid' For TX Governorship

Abbot Political Adviser Tweets Wendy Davis 'Too Stupid' For TX Governorship
Just weeks after Greg Abbott tweeted his personal thanks to a supporter who called Wendy Davis a "retard," Abbott's top political adviser has tweeted an article calling Wendy Davis "too stupid to be governor". Dave Carney (Twitter handle, @granitewinger), the previous top adviser to all of Rick Perry's campaigns, tweeted about the article Wednesday morning.
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Twitter Factors In Greg Abbot Vs. Wendy Davis Matchup in TX, Study Says

Twitter Factors In Greg Abbot Vs. Wendy Davis Matchup in TX, Study Says
Wendy Davis hasn't even entered the race for Texas Governor yet and the Republican front-runner Greg Abbott is already having to explain himself thanks to Barbie-gate. The AG may be sitting on over $20 million in the bank but a new study suggests we should be comparing their twitter capital instead.
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Rick Perry Calls Third Special Session, GOP Rep Demands Wendy Davis Pay for Costs

Rick Perry Calls Third Special Session, GOP Rep Demands Wendy Davis Pay for Costs
That groan you hear emanating from downtown Austin is the collective exasperation of staffers and lawmakers who are about to be called back for a third special session this summer. The House and Senate ran out of time to finish a transportation funding plan, in part because much of the second special session was spent on a high-profile fight against anti-woman legislation designed to block access to abortion in Texas.
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TX Super Senator Wendy Davis Dominates Sunday Talk Show Circuit

TX Super Senator Wendy Davis Dominates Sunday Talk Show Circuit
It was a busy weekend for Texas's superhero Senator Wendy Davis. She appeared on not one, not two, but three Sunday morning talk shows, demonstrating yet again that her Tuesday night filibuster against restrictive abortion measures has garnered tremendous national attention.
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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Passes TX House

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Passes TX House
Texas may soon take some important strides in gender equality. Currently, women with professional degrees are paid just 67 cents for every dollar paid to men with professional degrees.
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TX Senate Passes Budget That Fails to Restore $5.4 Billion in Education Cuts

TX Senate Passes Budget That Fails to Restore $5.4 Billion in Education Cuts
Wednesday, by a vote of 29-2, the Texas Senate passed a budget that fails to restore all of the $5.4 billion cut from public education in the 2011 session. Democratic Senators Wendy Davis and Sylvia Garcia were the lone votes against it.
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Texas Businesses and First Responders Enthusiastically Endorse Wendy Davis for Reelection

Senator Wendy Davis has added to her impressive endorsement list with the enthusiastic support of local and statewide business leaders. The Davis campaign made the announcement yesterday:
Local and statewide business leaders today announced their support for Senator Wendy Davis' re-election. Endorsing Davis, they praised her work to create and protect local jobs and her leadership role in state and local economic development.
"Senator Davis knows how to set partisanship aside, roll up her sleeves and work to  create jobs and build a strong business climate here i...
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