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Davis critical of Abbott, Abbott campaign releases ad in response

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Democratic candidate for governor, Wendy Davis made a stop here in Austin Tuesday. She criticized her opponent, Greg Abbott's fundraising efforts. The Abbott campaign responded with an equally critical web advertisement.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis appeared before a crowd at the Travis County Democratic Party headquarters in a very familiar jacket.

"In November we will win! And I know we're going to do that," said Davis.

She wore it during her day-long filibuster concerning abortion restrictions.

Tuesday, her focus wasn't on a piece of legislation but on her opponent Greg Abbott.

"He is just an insider who is not working for you. It seems like every few weeks we hear of an instance where he is siding with insiders when he knows it will hurt hard-working Texans," said Davis.

Davis claims Abbott has intervened in court cases to protect big donors and also issued opinions as attorney general that cater to his supporters.

"It is not acceptable that the governor's office is for sale," said Davis.

In response, Texans for Greg Abbott released a web ad.

Watch video here: http://bit.ly/1kErgC2

In the spot, Davis' own words and portions of articles from the Dallas Morning News are used against her. She's accused of helping her supporters in what was described as public privateering.

Texans for Greg Abbott called Davis' accusations a "fantasy script" and stated, "Undermining Senator Davis' fanciful narrative is the in expedient fact that she's selling an agenda manufactured by the trial lawyers bankrolling her campaign--all while using her position to profit at the taxpayers' expense and refusing to release her latest tax return."

According to the latest Abbott/Davis poll by CBS News and the New York Times shows Abbott with a 17 point lead.

Davis says she plans to release her tax return within the next few weeks.

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