FORT WORTH, TX – Texas senator Wendy Davis is keeping her eye on the prize. She wants to be the next governor of Texas. She got off to a great start, gaining national attention for her filibuster of abortion restrictions in the state senate last year. But it seems like her road to becoming governor might have taken a few detours.
Her story, as it went, is that Davis started working as a teenager and by the time she was 19, she was a divorced, single-mother of one who moved into a trailer park. Like a true underdog, Davis saw a pamphlet at the pediatrician’s office where she worked and got inspired to go back to school. She made her way through college at Harvard Law School with scholarships and the rest, as they say, is history.
Davis is now admitting that there could be a few blurred lines. In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, she admitted that she could have given greater details on her biography. Like that she got divorced at 21, not 19. And she only lived in a mobile home for a few months, before moving in with her mom and then into her own apartment. And that she only got a scholarship for one year of community college, and her first year at Texas Christian University. Oh, but by then, she was already married to Fort Worth lawyer and former city councilman Jeff Davis, who helped her pay for the rest of her education. Yeah, doesn’t sound like the rags-to-riches story we heard before. But if there’s anything we’ve learned from politicians, sometimes you have to take what they say with a grain of salt.