Wendy Davis Runs For Governor: “State Sen. Wendy Davis, standing on the stage where she got her high school diploma more than 30 years ago, finally announced Thursday what has been anticipated, telegraphed and talked about for weeks: She is running for Texas governor.
“Davis promised to be an advocate for those who feel they no longer have a voice in the halls of the Texas Capitol, to fight for more education dollars and to take on Republicans leaders who she said are listening to their campaign contributors instead of average Texans.” — Texas Tribune 10/3/13
Wendy Davis: Yes, she can: “Yes, Wendy Davis is making an uphill run for governor of Texas.
“She’s a progressive, pro-choice woman with a dramatic personal story, who made her name fighting the powers that be. As such, she does not fit the currently accepted image of a winning statewide candidate in a place where, as Molly Ivins noted, there has been a tendency to elect “good ol’ boy” governors.
“But Davis has some history on her side.
“And that history counters the narrative of those who would write her off.” — The Nation 10/3/13
Wendy Davis, misogyny magnet: “A Wendy Davis run for Texas governor may be just what the Democratic party needs as it gears up for the 2014 midterm elections.
“And that’s not just because the pro-choice state senator’s June filibuster –11 hours of talk in which she couldn’t lean on her desk, have a drink of water, cede the microphone or change the subject (she was penalized just for putting on a back brace) — was so much more hardcore than Republican Ted Cruz’s recent “Green Eggs and Ham” reading gabfest in the U.S. Senate.
“It’s not just because her own personal story – an absent father, a sixth-grade-educated mother, a teen pregnancy, followed by life as a single mom in a mobile home, then community college and, at last, Harvard Law School – gives the party that backs her impeccable “real people” credibility.
“It’s a whole lot more simple than that.” — Time 10/3/13
Profile of Wendy Davis in Vogue Magazine, August 2013: “Texas state senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster against an antiabortion bill turned her into an overnight sensation. Now can she battle her way to the governor’s mansion?” — Vogue 8/15/13