Wendy Davis on Today Show: “I'm a Texas Success Story”

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This morning Wendy Davis was featured in a Today Show segment on women and financial challenges.

NBC correspondent Maria Shriver interviewed Senator Davis at the trailer park where she lived as a single mother, the community college where she began earning a degree, and finally at the Texas Capitol building where she filibustered abortion restrictions this summer.

“I'm not an overnight sensation,” Senator Davis told Shriver. “I'm a Texan, and I'm a Texas success story. I am the epitome of hard work and optimism.”

The segment focused on Wendy Davis' journey from a young mother living in poverty to a Harvard Law graduate to a candidate for Texas governor. Although she was able to seize educational opportunities, Davis told Shriver that she worries that young Texans have fewer options and resources.

Watch Wendy Davis' Today Show segment after the jump.

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Natalie is a native Texan, a feminist, and a writer, focusing on reproductive justice, race, and pop culture. When she's not writing (and sometimes when she is), she's brewing beer, drinking beer, and reading stuff on the Internet. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, xoJane, The Billfold, Culturemap, and E3W Review of Books. She tweets from @nsanluis.

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