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Texas Sen. Wendy Davis sits at her desk. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images. Texas Sen. Wendy Davis sits at her desk. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images.  

Wendy Davis Caught On Camera Saying Republicans Dislike ‘People Who Don’t Look Like Them’

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Wendy Davis, the Texas Democratic candidate for governor, says Republicans dislike “people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from.”

Video of Davis’ racially-charged remarks, which took place Friday evening at a Human Rights Campaign PAC fundraiser in Austin, surfaced on YouTube over the weekend.

Davis made the comments when talking about Republicans and the debate over immigration.

“You need look no further than what happened in Arizona with their anti-immigration bill and the withdrawal of tourism and the impact to their economy as a consequence of what ideological thinkers did to that state,” Davis said.

“And the same is true with the conversations that are going on in the…Republican convention right now,” she said. “They’re talking about whether they should soften their language on immigration, but we all know where they are because they’ve been talking about it on the airwaves for the last couple of months.”

“And we know what they really believe and think about people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from.”

Added Davis: “And we also know as a consequence of what’s been going on with their decisions and their platform on LGBT rights, exactly where they values are in that regard.”

Davis, a state senator, is running against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, for governor.

The Daily Caller has reached out to the Davis campaign for comment.

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