AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas business and politics can make for some strange alliances.
Democratic Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis on Friday said she wrote to President Barack Obama to support the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Obama's Justice Department has filed court papers to stop it.
The Obama administration's lawsuit opposing the deal to get American Airlines out of bankruptcy has the support of Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Abbott says he agrees with the Justice Department that the merger will hurt consumers.
Davis disagrees and said the merger would preserve 60,000 jobs worldwide, thousands of them in and around her senatorial district.
Abbott is running to replace Gov. Rick Perry, who is retiring. Texas Democrats want Davis to run against him. She's promised a decision after Labor Day.