The Brief — Davis Has an "Oops" Moment

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Wendy Davis looked to go on the attack late last week on the issue of payday lenders, but some misread reports have her campaign dealing instead with "fuzzy math" and "'oops' moment" headlines.

The latter headline comes from columnist Peggy Fikac, Austin bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News, who calls attention to a series of "campaign missteps" that include not just overstating the amount of contributions from the payday lender industry to presumed GOP nominee for governor, Greg Abbott, but also giving Abbott an opening to make Davis' vote to confirm Finance Commission Chairman William ...

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