The Brief: Texas Political News for Oct. 4, 2013

The Big Conversation

A flurry of honed attacks greeted state Sen. Wendy Davis on Thursday as she kicked off her campaign for governor.

Davis, D-Fort Worth, announced her candidacy yesterday at the auditorium in Haltom City where she received her high school diploma. In front of a high-energy crowd of about 2,000, Davis wove her own story of escaping poverty and overcoming hardship into a 15-minute speech vowing to improve public education and advocate for the working class. 

"In Austin today, our current leadership thinks promises are just something you make to the people who write big ...

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