Reports: Wendy Davis To Run For Texas Governor
Wendy Davis, who became something of a minor political celebrity when she conducted a filibuster against an abortion bill in the Texas State Senate, will apparently be running for Governor of the Lone Star State:
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.
“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.
This will take place at an actual event and not just via email so it seems likely she’ll be announcing that she’s running. If she wasn’t, she’d likely just send out an email. In any case, while Davis is likely to draw in a lot of outside money because of her noteriety, it’s unlikely that she’ll pose much of a challenge to Attorney General Greg Abbott, the presumptive Republican nominee. Texas may start trending purple at some point, but it’s unlikely to happen in any significant way in 2014.