Senator Wendy Davis kicks off campaign for governor in ETX
POSTED: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:13pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:15am
(KETK) - Tyler, Tx — Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis continued her campaign for governor right here in East Texas. She made an appearance Saturday at Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Tyler before moving on to Longview.
The elections are less than eight months away and to win governor, Davis would need to beat Republican candidate and current Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Saturday was one of her first stops along her campaign trail and it was a full house as she spoke about her future plans if she is to be elected governor.
Davis is pushing several state issues, from transportation to education, but her primary focus is on the Texas Equal Pay Bill and bringing equality to the Lone Star State.
"We've got to get our cost of college education down so that we don't have so many students coming out of college with student loan debt that they cannot afford to pay," Senator Davis said. "[The Equal Pay Bill] is so important because women are being paid 82 cents on the dollar to what men are making in the same job."
Republican State Senator Kevin Eltife also stopped by to say hello and greet his former colleague.
"I served with Senator Davis in the senate, having immense respect for her," Senator Eltife said. "Obviously we disagree on policy and issues, my hope is that we have a good competitive race discussing issues and the vision of the future of this state."
Davis personally spoke with those in attendance and says she looks forward to her continual support from East Texans.
"It inspires me that people across the state are looking for new leadership and they are going to help make this happen," Senator Davis said.