Obama meets with Wendy Davis in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 3:04 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Sen. 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.

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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