Davis' dramatic story may have misstated details

By: WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
By: WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' rise from a teenage single mother living in a trailer park to Harvard Law School is a centerpiece of her long-shot campaign for Texas governor.

But new reports have raised questions about some details of her personal narrative.

The Dallas Morning news reported this weekend that Davis was 21 - not 19 - when her first marriage ended in divorce. Also, she and her daughter only lived a few months in her family's mobile home.

Things then got easier financially when she met and married her second husband, attorney Jeff Davis. His income helped pay for her to attend Harvard.

And now, there are hints Davis' mother may have attended some high school. That contradicts Davis' past statements she dropped out in the 6th grade.

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