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  • Report: FBI probe includes legal work by Davis

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday.

  • Davis has successful neck surgery, campaign says

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' campaign says she has undergone successful neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

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    SHAPIRO: Wendy Davis' attorney-candidate conflicts

    Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is not the first lawyer faced with conflict-of-interest allegations.

  • FILE - This March 4, 2014 file photo shows Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Sen. Wendy Davis visiting with volunteers at her campaign headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. President Barack Obama has met with Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library in the state capital of Austin. That's where Obama delivered a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    SHAPIRO: Wendy Davis' law practice shines light on attorney-politician conflicts

    Wendy Davis' legal representation of the North Texas Tollway Authority while serving on the state Senate could raise eyebrows at the Texas bar association or the state ethics commission.

  • Wendy Davis schedules neck surgery in Fort Worth

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is scheduled to undergo neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

  • George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, in a new Public Policy Polling survey leads his Democratic opponent by a wide margin in his quest to be elected Texas state land commissioner.

    Inside the Beltway: The appeal of 'strong America'

    Mention "national security," and voters react. That is what former U.N. ambassador John R. Bolton has discovered. His twin political action committees accrued $1.1 million in the first quarter of the year from some 7,000 small-dollar donors in all 50 states who support Mr. Bolton's "foreign-policy approach of peace through strength," he says.

  • FILE - In this March 24, 2014 file photo Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, center, speaks to supporters in Austin, Texas. Both Davis and her GOP opponent Greg Abbott are courting conservative voters and both support capital punishment. But Abbott is due, as attorney general, to issue a legal decision on whether the public can know where Texas gets its executions drugs. It's a dilemma that could put him in a difficult position with some voters _ and in a strange twist, one that Davis can't easily exploit.   (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Laura Skelding, File) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM .

    Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

    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

    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.

  • Man admits to arson incident at Sen. Davis' office

    A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for igniting a bag of Molotov cocktails outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis.

  • Democrat Davis calls for universal pre-K in Texas

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis called Saturday for offering pre-kindergarten programs for all Texas youngsters despite the steep price tag - saying anything less would doom many students to failure later in school.

  • Obama meets with Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis

    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.

  • Democrat candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis speaks at a live discussion with The Texas Tribune on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  Davis will face Republican Greg Abbott.  (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Jonathan Garza)

    GOP takes aim at Texas with new PAC to woo females

    The Republicans have a message for Democrats who think Texas is turning blue: Not so fast — we're back in the game with a political action committee aimed at wooing women voters.

  • FILE - In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott talks to supporters during his victory party in San Antonio. He won the Republican nomination for Texas governor. On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, the state of Texas emerged from the nation's first primary of 2014 looking solidly Republican as ever. Now the Texas governor's race really begins _ and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis insists that, yes, it'll be a race. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    After primary victory, Texas' Davis faces big odds

    After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now embarking on her mission to win the governor's office and revive her party's fortunes in the heart of conservative America. Already, Texas politics has never seen anyone like her: a dynamo with a trailer park-to-Harvard Law story who makes nationwide donors swoon.

  • Davis not discouraged by Democratic voter turnout

    Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis says she's not disappointed turnout among her party's primary voters wasn't stronger - even amid a major organizing push.

  • Davis ready for fight in Texas governor's race

    State Sen. Wendy Davis says she's ready for what will be an uphill fight to become Texas' next governor.

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