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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now embarking on a mission to win the governor's office and revive her party's fortunes in the heart of conservative America. Already, Texas politics has never seen anyone like her: a dynamo with a trailer park-to-Harvard Law story who makes nationwide donors swoon.
But Davis' chances in the general election in November remain a longshot: she faces a formidable Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, and an electorate that is solidly conservative.
Abbott, the state's wheelchair-bound attorney general, is a strong campaigner with proven fundraising power. As the general election campaign begins, Abbott appears to have a significant edge.