Texas Sen. Wendy Davis has sent a letter to President Obama asking his administration to reconsider opposition to the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
Davis, a Democrat, represents parts of Fort Worth which is where American Airlines resides.
Davis tells the president thousands of jobs will be lost in Texas and around the country if the merger does not succeed. She says she disagrees with U.S. Justice Department claims that a merger between the two airlines will reduce competition and raise consumer prices
The merger issue could be a debate point between Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott if Davis decides to run for governor.
Abbott, the leading Republican in the race, filed a suit in opposition to the merger claiming it would damage consumers.