Fresh off her highly anticipated announcement for governor, Sen. Wendy Davis is taking her campaign on the road.
Davis made her plans official at an event in Haltom City, Texas, on Thursday, where she made education a key point of her campaign.
Sunday, she stopped by YNN’s “Capital Tonight” studio for her fist one-on-one interview in Central Texas since the announcement.
Our own Paul Brown asked her how she plans to fix the gap in education funding with sales tax and property tax increases off the table. She said it's about changing the message from the top.
"In Texas today, we've had many opportunities to fully fund our public education system, but the leadership in place right now has assured that that isn't happening,” Davis said. “Texans want to see a governor who's going to set the priorities in the right place. They understand, number one, how important their own child's education is. Obviously nothing matters more to a mom or a dad than that. They also understand that if we don't make that a priority, this wonderful Texas economy, this success story that we love to brag about, rightly so, is one that is threatened."
Sen. Davis also talked about veteran’s issues, gun rights and what her campaign will look like from here.
You can watch her entire interview in a special edition of “Capital Tonight” Monday at 7 p.m.