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Davis Continues To Pressure Abbott On Equal Pay Issue

Mar 11, 2014
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Democrat Wendy Davis again accused her Republican opponent for governor of "dodging" when asked if he would have signed state legislation that guaranteed equal pay for women and all Texans. When asked about the Texas version of the federal Lilly Ledbetter law, Abbott told the television interviewer adequate protection already existed. Davis says that's not true in Texas's state courts, where Abbott as attorney general successfully defended the state against a wage discrimination claim made by a female Indian professor at Prairie View A&M University. Here's more on the story:

Sen. Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott traded attacks Monday, with her slamming him over equal pay and him accusing her of "questionable ethics" in regard to her legal practice while a state senator. Equal pay is an obvious issue for Davis, who is hoping to attract female voters in her uphill race for the governor's mansion.

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