Davis sets decision date on gubernatorial candidacy

ed-sterling-mugWendy Davis in mid-September said she would publicly announce on Oct. 3 her decision to run, or not to run, for governor in 2014.

Sen. Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat now in her second term in the state Senate, gained acclaim in June when she filibustered for 11 hours to prevent a vote on legislation that was crafted to rechannel state-supported women’s health care programs and greatly reduce access to abortion services. Her action brought the first special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature to an end and prompted Gov. Rick Perry to call a second special session for the Republican-controlled House and Senate to pass the legislation Davis and a cohort of Democrats successfully but only temporarily managed to block.


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