Obama meets with Wendy Davis, Democratic candidate for governor, during Texas trip

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FILE - This March 4, 2014 file photo shows Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Sen. Wendy Davis visiting with volunteers at her campaign headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. President Barack Obama has met with Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library in the state capital of Austin. That's where Obama delivered a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama has met with Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

The White House says Obama visited briefly with Davis on Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library in the state capital of Austin. That's where Obama delivered a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

The White House isn't saying what Obama or Davis discussed.

Davis emerged as a national political figure last summer when she filibustered an abortion bill in the state legislature. She's the first female gubernatorial candidate in Texas since 1994 and has buoyed Democratic hopes despite the state's conservative leanings.

Davis is set to face Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee, in the fall election.

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