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President Obama Meets With Wendy Davis In Austin


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AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Senator 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.

The White House isn’t saying what Obama or Davis discussed.

In a November 2013 interview with CBS 11 News, Davis said she agreed with President Obama that Texas should expand Medicaid.

Davis emerged as a national political figure last summer when she filibustered an abortion bill in the state legislature. She’s the first female gubernatorial candidate in Texas since 1994 and has buoyed Democratic hopes despite the state’s conservative leanings.

Davis is set to face Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee, in the fall election.

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