Wendy Davis Eyes Texas Governor Run

Democrat became star for filibuster of antiabortion bill

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Texas state senator Wendy Davis begins a filibuster of a bill that would tighten regulations on abortion providers in Texas, on June 26, 2013, in Austin

A Texas state lawmaker who attracted national attention for her filibuster of antiabortion legislation this year has started telling Democrats she plans to run for governor in 2014, Politico reports and the Associated Press confirms.

(MORE: Wendy Davis Feels the Heat)

State senator Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster of a measure restricting access to abortions brought her acclaim from pro-choice liberals and scorn from conservatives, including the derisive moniker “Abortion Barbie.” The bill eventually passed, but Davis became a powerful symbol of the left’s resistance in a Republican-led state, and state and national Democrats have been urging her to run for governor ever since.

Davis is scheduled to announce her intentions next week. Though she has not declared her candidacy, Davis tweeted out a fundraising request today in anticipation of “something big.”

If Davis runs, she will likely face Attorney General Greg Abbott, the presumptive Republican nominee, in Texas’ first gubernatorial race without an incumbent since 1990. Governor Rick Perry is not seeking re-election.

[Politico]

8 comments
Dirk_The_Impailer
Dirk_The_Impailer

As a Libertarian, I don't care for either Davis or Abbot.  But Abbot will kill her in this election.  It's not their abortion stands that will matter.  It's her call for major gun control in Texas.  Outside of Austin, that won't play anywhere, even among Democrats.  And you know Abbot's people will make sure that her quotes on that are plastered everywhere daily until the election.

But, hey, this election will bring in lots of outside money to Texas.  That can only help the economy, so let the circus begin!!!

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

If Davis runs, she probably won't win. But I hope she does, because it will be very interesting to watch -- and see just how red Texas really is. And if she won, it would be the first time in 20 years that Texas had a governor with both brains and balls.

ruthanne
ruthanne

If Wendy Davis is Abortion Barbie, Rick Perry is aborted Ken.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

Wendy Davis speech is on abortion is filibuster, while Sen Ted Cruz in a much serious tone which concerns something of heavier import to the country is not. Companies are slashing working hours, slashing budgets scheduling lay offs due to Obamacare and the press is not giving it the importance it deserves. But not to worry. If the object of Sen Cruz is to flush out the RINOs, to add heavier load on red states Democrats for next years elections, to rejuvenate the grass roots of the conservative movement he achieved those goals. God be with you, Senator. The future of this country is at stake.


DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@ReneDemonteverde"But not to worry. If the object of Sen Cruz is to flush out the RINOs, to add heavier load on red states Democrats for next years elections, to rejuvenate the grass roots of the conservative movement he achieved those goals. God be with you, Senator. The future of this country is at stake."

Okay, I KNOW, tp'ers have a lot of vacuum between their ears, but let me explain one very large word to you in small words.  The large word is "Democracy".

"Democracy" means you need more people on your side than on the other sides.  But when you "flush out the RINO's", it means you're getting rid of people you need to have on your side.  People in this country do not like being told what to do by only a few.  But the 'tea party' is doing just that.  They think they have a lot of people on their side, but they don't.  This is because they don't talk to anyone they don't like.  They ignore everyone they don't like.  They kick out everyone they don't like.  So all they hear is the same thing, even though there are less people saying those things today than yesterday, or the day before, or the day before that.

This means that there will be a very small number of people who will be on the side of the 'tea party' when it comes time to vote.  This means the tea party will lose because it will not have more people voting on their side than there will be people voting on the other side.

I think I have been clear enough for a slow preschooler to get that.  I dummied it down as much as was humanly possible.  Did you understand it ALL, Rene?

PerryWhite1
PerryWhite1

@La_Randy @ReneDemonteverde Also his Darth Vader impersonation.

@ReneDemonteverde I hope you know that virtually everything you said isn't true, and you're just trolling. If the latter, try to up your game, because it was boring. But if you genuinely do believe that nonsense you wrote, please find a source of information other than Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. I promise they are lying to you. Scout's honor.