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Wendy Davis to Speak to Media in Austin

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    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is in Austin and plans a chat with reporters.

    The state senator from Fort Worth is set to meet Tuesday with the news media at Democratic campaign headquarters in Travis County.

    Davis has been a fundraising powerhouse, announcing she'd raked in $11.2 million from late February through June.

    But her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, reported raising nearly as much over the same period. And he began last month sporting $36 million in campaign cash.

    That's nearly triple what Davis reported having on hand.

    Davis remains a heavy underdog in the race, but said she remains confident -- despite Abbott's sizeable money advantage ahead of the November election.

    A Democrat hasn't won a statewide election in Texas in 20 years.