COLLEGE STATION- We're just two months away from electing a new Texas governor, the first in 14 years. State Senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is on a campus tour through Texas and made a pit stop at Texas A&M today to talk about education, voting and a number of her political platforms.
Hundreds of Wendy Davis supporters waited in line at Texas A&M's Rudder Tower. Davis rose to fame last year after an 11- hour filibuster attempting to block passage of some of the strongest abortion restrictions in the country. Student Laura Marshall says, "It's all about the fillibuster that happened in Austin. I mean I was in Austin when it happened."
"That caught national attention and great for movements related to the democratic cause." says Max Loeffler who says says he will throw his support to Davis this November.
But in the crowd was a quiet demonstration of students opposed to Davis' visit and her attempt to be Texas' next governor.
Austin Luce says, "As a student I don't believe Wendy Davis represents Aggie values." Cary Cheshire agrees. "Wendy Davis is too liberal for Texas. She's a Hollywood liberal in a deep red state and she's making an issue. It's just not gonna work."
Davis took the stage as a boisterous crowd rallied in support. She talked about the importance of education, voting, and equal rights and pay for all people regardless of race or gender. 'He's (Greg Abbott) working against average Texas families when he vows to veto the Texas equal pay act which will make sure women can get paid the same as women do when they do the same work."
" He" is Republican candidate and front-runner Greg Abbott.
He also spoke at a college campus. He talked to students in Dallas Tuesday about his education plan to make college more affordable.
Davis says she is the only candidate who will work for the people, and vows to fight for Texas residents.
Davis will speak at two more college campuses this week. She'll be at U-T San Antonio tomorrow, and the University of North Texas in Denton on Friday.
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