Friday, September 27, 2013

Drum roll: Wendy Davis, the next governor of Texas!

Wendy Davis, Courtesy of Wikipedia. 

We've not forgotten those red tennis shoes worn by Texas State Senator Sen. Wendy Davis when she filibustered 11 hours for abortion rights against "Texans without uteruses."

Wendy's performance on that occasion brought her national prominence and since then, a groundswell of support to run for governor of the Lone Star State.

Here's the good news:

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and her advisers have begun informing influential Democrats that she intends to run for governor in 2014, according to multiple sources familiar with Davis’s conversations.

The Fort Worth legislator made a national name for herself in June when she mounted a filibuster against new proposed abortion clinic regulations. Texas Republicans ultimately passed those restrictions into law in a special session called by outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

Davis advisers declined to confirm that she will enter the governor’s race, but Davis consultant Hector Nieto said the senator has made up her mind about 2014 and will unveil her plans next week.
(PHOTOS: Wendy Davis’s filibuster)

“Sen. Davis has decided what she will do and she looks forward to making that announcement with her grass-roots supporters on Oct. 3,” Nieto said.

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