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Wendy Davis In Wichita Falls

Wendy Davis In Wichita Falls

 People lined Kemp Boulevard with signs of support as they waited for Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis to arrive. Tammy Sparks is a former teacher who supports Davis for her stance on education funding.

"First of all, she filibustered against the cuts, but now she's working to restore the cuts and Greg Abbott is not. Greg Abbott is proud of his support for cutting funding to education," said Sparks.

Those cuts were recently ruled unconstitutional by a Texas District Judge.

Davis Arrived at the Wichita County Democratic Headquarters just a little after 12:30 in the afternoon. Many took out cell phones and cameras to get a picture of the democratic candidate. Davis began her talks by discussing how her opponent, Greg Abbott, is fighting legal battles with over 600 school districts over $5.4 billion worth of education funding cuts.

Davis also talked of Medicare expansion, increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour and an equal pay for equal work  bill designed at lowering financial gender gaps. Texas Governor Rick Perry had previously vetoed an equal pay for equal work bill. If elected  Davis promises to sign and pass a similar law.

Water has become an increasingly important topic for not just Texomans but all Texans.

"We know that our state deserves investment in water in transportation and in our children. We have an $8.5 billion balance in the rainy day fund and some of that ought to go towards communities like this to assure that they have the water that they need and as Governor I'm going to fight to make that happen," said Davis.

Texas may be a traditionally conservative state, but Wendy Davis believes that lone star politics are about to change in a big way.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6


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