Wendy Davis to speak to media in AustinAugust 4, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 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 says 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.