Thursday, October 3, 2013

 

Wendy Davis says she's running for Texas governor

HALTOM CITY, Texas — Democrat Wendy Davis has declared her candidacy for governor of Texas.

Texas Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis has announced in an email to supporters that she is running for governor of Texas.

In an email to supporters, the Texas state senator promised Thursday to represent the interests of middle-class residents, focusing on education, economic development and health care. She was expected to make a formal announcement later in the day at a rally in Haltom City.

The Fort Worth lawmaker came to national attention in June for her nearly 13-hour filibuster that helped temporarily block new statewide abortion restrictions. The law later passed.


Since her filibuster, Democratic activists have called on Davis to break a 20-year losing streak for Texas governor.

Attorney General Greg Abbott is the front-runner for the Republican nomination. He's raised $25 million.

Davis has a little over $1 million.

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has chosen not to seek re-election.

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