One year after her filibuster, Wendy Davis talks with CNN’s Gloria Borger about the national attention, Texas politics and more. Highlights from the interview are below and a full program transcript is posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS.
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BORGER: Would you just say they were mistakes, they were oversights?
DAVIS: Yes, most women — and I’ve had so many women say this to me — the date of their divorce is the date they ceased to live together as man and wife with their husband. I was a struggling single — on my way to being a single mom — when I was only 19.
BORGER: What do you say to those who say you were shading the record to play into your overall narrative?
DAVIS: What I say is that I’m proud of my story. My story is my story.
BORGER: What if you don’t win?
DAVIS: I just don’t think like that, Gloria. I went into this race believing that I would win it. And I have been accustomed to being counted out before. But I would imagine a lot of folks would have counted me out way back when I was living in that trailer on my own, wondering how I was going to survive. I am a fighter.
Thank you for standing up for me, truly. I really appreciate it.