Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is preparing to announce a run for governor next week, according to news outlets that have spoken with anonymous, high-ranking Democratic sources.
The Texas senator told her supporters in an email Tuesday that she’ll announce her future plans—a run for governor is rumored—in early October.
From Carly Fiorina to a star of Duck Dynasty, a lot of people had things to say about abortion in recent days.
When I decided to come to Austin for a summer internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, I knew I was signing up for an interesting few months. What I didn’t know is that at 20 years old, entirely alone in a new city, I would have an abortion myself.
The Texas senator said she’s put her pink sneakers back to work “running on the trail.” Washington, D.C. reporters wanted to know if she meant the campaign trail in the next governor’s race.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.
Activists have taken to Amazon to write reviews of the hot pink sneakers that Wendy Davis wore during her infamous filibuster. Buried in the hundreds of reviews, some of which are very funny, are also some stories about abortion and reproductive rights.
“The Promise of Texas is bigger than personal ambition and extremist interests—bigger than one political party. Together, we can do what they won’t—we can stand up for each other, stand up for what’s right—and stand up for Texas.”
Most Texans don’t want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, and ultimately owns the politicians who come out of it.
Wendy Davis wouldn’t have won re-election if she hadn’t challenged GOP gerrymandering under the section of the VRA that was gutted by the Supreme Court this week.