Abbott, Davis campaign in Austin

Abbott and Davis on the campaign trail.

The two people hoping to be your next governor hit the campaign trail in Austin on Saturday.

Wendy Davis spoke about to Committee on Political Education.

She briefly addressed criticism this week that she had distorted her life story about putting her self through law school when it came out that her ex-husband did it; an ex-husband she divorced after he paid off the student loans.

“We all know what that’s about,” she said. “It’s about mischaracterizing my past from thirty years ago. And trying to redefine it and taking my story away from me.”

Davis calls the stories an ugly political tactic to distract from her plans to spend more on improving Texas education.

Elsewhere in the city, Attorney General Greg Abbott was at the state capitol.

He was the keynote speaker at a pro-life rally and he spoke about Wendy Davis’ filibuster against the new abortion law.

“It was not a fight to create better schools for our kids, it was not a fight to improve our roads or make communities safer, instead it was a fight to be able to abort a baby after more than five months of pregnancy,” Abbott said.

Protestors also showed up to the rally. They told us Abbott and other pro-lifers want to interfere with a woman’s right to choose and her reproductive health options. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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