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Stories with person: Wendy Davis
  • Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:34 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

  • Senators vying for higher posts spar in hearing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:13 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate panel's discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for Texas high schools at times felt like a political debate Monday, as a gubernatorial hopeful and two candidates for lieutenant governor shared the spotlight.

  • Davis: Senate votes didn't conflict with clients 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:22 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis voted for bills in the Texas Senate that affected her clients and sought federal money while in office for a transportation project being handled by her Fort Worth law firm, a newspaper reported Sunday.

  • Obama meets with Wendy Davis in Texas 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:49 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

  • Business interests question Republican truths 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:05 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

  • Davis speaks to Texas Associated Press editors 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 6:26 pm
  • SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis told a gathering of Texas journalists Saturday that the state's public education system needs to change and that her Republican opponent represents the status quo.

  • 2nd suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision of Texas' tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after an appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don't impose an undue burden on women's health.

  • Abbott dismisses criticism over ties to author 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:18 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - Republican Greg Abbott on Thursday defended citing conservative scholar Charles Murray in his education plan after attacks by Democrat Wendy Davis in their race for Texas governor.

  • Abbott shifts Texas governor's race to education 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:32 pm
  • WESLACO, Texas - Republican Greg Abbott has tried to shift the Texas governor's race back to education - but not over classroom spending cuts.

  • Van de Putte starts bus tour in lt. gov. campaign 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 9:03 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democrat Leticia Van de Putte is beginning a nine-day bus tour to bring attention to her campaign for lieutenant governor.

  • Women's issues could dominate Texas election 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:30 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Women's pay and health care are taking over the headlines in the Texas governor's race, and for good reason: Women comprise the majority of voters.

  • Texas city pays to end negotiations with Nugent 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 6:18 pm
  • LONGVIEW, Texas - An East Texas city paid $16,250 to end contract negotiations with controversial rocker Ted Nugent, who was under consideration as the headliner for Longview's Fourth of July celebration.

  • APNewsBreak: Planned Parenthood eyes Texas race 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 8:27 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood launched a new political action fund Thursday to influence this year's election in Texas, hoping to build on its success shaping the Virginia governor's race.

  • APNewsBreak: Abbott opposes easier equal pay suits 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 12:34 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott would not sign a measure to make it easier for women to bring pay discrimination lawsuits in state court if he were governor, a spokesman said Wednesday, hoping to get past an issue that has dogged the campaign for weeks.