Obama meets with Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis

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President Obama met privately Thursday with Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, amid accusations by her GOP opponent that she’s afraid to be seen in public with the president.

A White House aide said Mr. Obama “visited briefly” with Ms. Davis following his remarks at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

The meeting took place after reporters traveling with Mr. Obama had been moved into vans, so they didn’t witness the meeting.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor, has publicly dared Ms. Davis to be seen with Mr. Obama, who is relatively unpopular in Texas. She did attend Mr. Obama’s speech Thursday at the civil rights summit, although she stayed away from two Democratic fundraisers that Mr. Obama held in Houston Wednesday night.

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