The Brief: Watts Nowhere to Be Seen in Guv Race

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The absence of big-dollar Democratic donor Mikal Watts is starting to draw notice.

The San Antonio trial lawyer has given no money to either Wendy Davis or Leticia Van de Putte, the women at the top of the Democratic ticket, this cycle. And, as the San Antonio Express-News' Gilbert Garcia writes, that's by design.

The problem for all concerned is a potential indictment against Watts stemming from a federal investigation of his connections with a class-action suit filed after the 2010 BP oil well spill. The result has been this message from the Davis ...

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