Davis Speaks to Texas Associated Press Editors

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has told a gathering of Texas journalists that her plans to change the public education system would take the state in a new and needed direction.

Davis on Saturday addressed the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting in South Padre Island. The Fort Worth senator contrasted her education proposals with the first sampling released by Republican opponent Greg Abbott.

The race has intensified since Davis and Abbott won their parties' nominations and is expected to be one of the most expensive in state history.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit cooperative owned by American newspapers and broadcasters. Abbott was also invited to speak, but was unavailable.