The first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives was in Austin on Monday to attend a conference on the status of women in society and politics, but she did not use the opportunity to press the state’s most popular female Democrat to run for Texas’ highest political office.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was in town to headline a forum on women and the economy at a meeting of the American Association of University Women of Texas. Pelosi, now the minority leader in the House, focused most of her attention on promoting equal pay for women, a better balance between work and family and access to affordable child care. But she also took time to speak glowingly about state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who is pondering a run for Texas governor.
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