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File - In this March 4, 2014 file photo, Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks to supporters at her campaign headquarters, in Fort Worth, Texas. Davis' compelling personal story of rising from a trailer park to Harvard Law has reeled in donors. She now has financial backers in every U.S. state. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wendy Davis campaigns for Texas governor

Yahoo NewsJune 16, 2014

Hollywood loves stars and loves an underdog, and Democrat Wendy Davis is both. At a recent rooftop fundraiser hosted by Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg at the Bad Robot film studios near Los Angeles, she socked away more money for what could be a financially record-shattering race for Texas governor.

Likewise, in Manhattan brownstones, Silicon Valley mansions and Washington hotels, Davis has told her compelling personal story of rising from a trailer park to Harvard Law and reeled in donors. She now has financial backers in every U.S. state and has collected nearly four times as much — at least $3.6 million — from outside Texas as her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott. (AP)

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