TX Sen. Wendy Davis Biography Sparks Debate

TX Sen. Wendy Davis Biography Sparks Debate

TX Sen. Wendy Davis/gubernatorial candidate is on the defensive after Dallas Morning News challenges details of her life story.
FORT WORTH -- Texas State Senator Wendy Davis propelled into national spotlight last summer with her physical stamina -- after this now-famous 13-hour marathon filibuster against a restrictive abortion measure.

Davis' meteoric rise shot her to front runner status - amongst Democrats - in her gubernatorial bid. But now her inspirational biography of a single mother is sparking some debate.

Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News revealed some inconsistencies in her statements and began raising questions about her bootstrapping life story. The newspaper reports that she became a single mother at 21 not 19.

Davis admitted that her language should be "tighter" and clarified a few points for example that her divorce only became final when she was 21.

A mobile home the newspaper says she lived in for a few months.

Conservatives seized on the discrepancies -- creating a hash tag on Twitter "More Fake Than Wendy Davis."

Before these reports, her campaign pulled in a sizable 12 million dollars but is trailing her likely opponent the state's Republican attorney general.

One of the most contentious claims in the piece is that Wendy Davis' law school tuition at Harvard was paid by her second husband, who cashed in his 401K for the money.

They divorced just after the loans were paid off.

Some conservatives are seizing on this, one tweeted overnight: "Wendy Davis won't rest until every TX woman has a sugar daddy she can use then dump."

Davis acknowledges her husband "Helped her fulfill her dream of attending Harvard by cashing in a 401K and later they took out loans."

She also says "I am proud of where i came from and i am proud of what I've been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance."
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