Davis' Legal Work At Issue in Senate Race

Two years ago, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, launched a new law firm with Brian Newby, Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s former chief of staff. Now, with Davis in a hotly contested bid for re-election, her legal practice — and, in particular, her closely held list of government and quasi-public clients — is drawing heat from her Republican opponent, state Rep. Mark Shelton of Fort Worth.

Davis held a hastily called press conference on Friday morning to denounce the content of attack ads she said were being produced by Shelton’s campaign. The scripts for three ads — none of which had been broadcast ...

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