Sen. Wendy Davis Is Officially Running for Governor of Texas

The state lawmaker says her campaign will focus on job creation

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Wendy Davis at the National Press Club on August 5, 2013.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis officially filed her candidacy paperwork for the 2014 gubernatorial race on Saturday.

The Democrat, who sparked national attention for filibustering an abortion bill in the Texas statehouse, filed the paperwork at uShip’s flagship office in Austin, Texas, ABC News reports.

“I’m running for Governor because I believe all Texans should have a voice in their future and a place in Texas’ future,” Davis said. “Today is the official start of that journey — a journey that means so much more than filing paperwork.”

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also filed his candidacy paperwork on Saturday.

[ABC News]