Wendy Davis announces Texas governor bid

10/03/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Texas – Texas Senator Wendy Davis announced her plans to run for governor on Thursday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Davis made the announcement at the Texas High School where she received her diploma.

Davis made national headlines for a nearly 13-hour filibuster in June aimed at stopping the passage of a Texas law that imposes controversial abortion restrictions. The Democratic candidate has received fundraising support from all 50 states since the filibuster according to a Dallas Morning News analysis of campaign fundraising records.

A Democrat has not won the office of Governor in the state of Texas since 1994. Danny Kanner, communications director for the Democratic Governors’ Association, is quoted by the AP as stating of interest in Davis, “Everything that Democrats across the country have seen so far is that Davis has the path, she has the message and she will have the organization… She will come with lots of energy and that will breed further excitement and further resources.”

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