Wendy Davis goes online to 'set the record straight'

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by JASON WHITELY

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WFAA

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 11:43 PM

DALLAS — Sen. Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial campaign said she will set the “set the record straight” on Tuesday night after questions over her biography and whether she put her career before her children.

Davis will speak to the Travis County Democratic Party in Austin at 8 p.m.

“During her remarks, Senator Davis will set the record straight against attacks made by Greg Abbott and his allies to distort the facts and distract Texas voters,” a campaign advisory said.

Though reporters are not allowed in, the event will be streamed live on the Internet.

Hours earlier, the senator’s two daughters released open letters defending their mother. Amber and Dru Davis called the Republican allegations “ludicrous,” “malicious” and “false.”

It has been a distraction for Davis' gubernatorial campaign, but political watchers wonder whether this topic has swayed any voters.

"It's not even February yet. The fact of the matter is the election is still nine months away," said Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy. "She and Greg Abbott will have a lot of time to talk about how they'll lead Texas. The people who love her will continue to love her. The people who didn't still don't like her. I haven't seen any change in the couple weeks."

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