Davis: Senate votes didn’t conflict with clients

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday,  Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says her voting record in the Texas Senate never conflicted with her law firm’s work for a toll-road authority.

The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that Davis voted on bills affecting clients and the bottom line of her Newby-Davis law firm. The Fort Worth state senator was first elected to the statehouse in 2009.

Her clients have included the North Texas Tollway Authority. Records show Davis backed changes governing the collection of unpaid tolls that preceded a program in which law firms — including Newby-Davis — were chosen to carry out the collections.

Davis told the newspaper she never did anything in the Senate to benefit her personally.

Both Davis and Republican opponent Greg Abbott have made ethics an issue in the governor’s race.

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