January 22nd, 2014
01:52 PM ET
7 months ago

Ex-husband: Wendy Davis would be a 'very capable governor'

Dallas (CNN) – Wendy Davis' second ex-husband, Jeff Davis, says he doesn't want to talk any more about his ex-wife, adding he wasn't pleased with the explosive debate that originated from his recent comments about the Texas gubernatorial candidate.

"Despite our differences, Wendy would make a very capable governor," he said Tuesday in an email response, in which he declined a request for an on-camera interview with CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas • Wendy Davis
January 20th, 2014
11:57 AM ET
7 months ago

Report: Wendy Davis' life story more complicated than compelling narrative

Updated 3:47 p.m. ET, 1/20/2014

(CNN) - Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis admitted in an interview with the Dallas Morning News that she hasn't been totally accurate about her life's story, a compelling narrative she has used to appeal to voters in Texas and bolster her national profile.

"My language should be tighter," the Democratic state senator said. "I'm learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail."
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Filed under: 2014 • Texas • Wendy Davis
Houston mayor marries longtime partner
January 17th, 2014
01:13 PM ET
7 months ago

Houston mayor marries longtime partner

(CNN) - Houston mayor Annise Parker married her longtime partner Kathy Hubbard on Thursday at a ceremony in California.

Parker's office said the sunset ceremony took place at a private home in Palm Springs among a small gathering of family and friends. Rev. Paul Fromberg, a family friend from San Francisco, presided over the ceremony.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Texas
Money pours in for Texas governor’s race
January 14th, 2014
07:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Money pours in for Texas governor’s race

(CNN) – The Texas gubernatorial race is already turning into a high-dollar contest.

Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis' team reported Tuesday raising $12.2 million in the second half of last year.
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Filed under: 2014 • Greg Abbott • Texas • Wendy Davis
December 30th, 2013
08:29 AM ET
8 months ago

Billionaire GOP donor dies at 82

(CNN) – Harold Simmons, a Texas billionaire, philanthropist, and major GOP donor, died Saturday. He was 82.

His death was confirmed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and state Attorney General Greg Abbott, in separate statements.

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Filed under: Texas
Houston mayor a big supporter, but Wendy Davis has tough road ahead in governor’s race
December 11th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Houston mayor a big supporter, but Wendy Davis has tough road ahead in governor’s race

Washington (CNN) – Houston Democratic Mayor Annise Parker is pulling hard for state Senator Wendy Davis for Texas governor, but acknowledges it is still a “red state” and her fellow Democrat has a tough fight ahead of her.

Appearing in Washington this week, Parker expressed strong support for Davis, saying “it is possible” for her to win.
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Filed under: Texas
Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge Sen. John Cornyn in Texas GOP primary
December 9th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
9 months ago

Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge Sen. John Cornyn in Texas GOP primary

Updated 9:39 p.m., 12/9/2013

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Steve Stockman is launching a primary challenge against fellow Texan Sen. John Cornyn.

The Senate's second-ranking Republican, Cornyn is up for re-election next year.
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Filed under: John Cornyn • Texas
Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law
November 19th, 2013
06:49 PM ET
9 months ago

Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

(CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop Texas from implementing a part of a new abortion law that requires doctors to get admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they're providing abortion services.

A federal appeals court had reinstated the key part of the law, which is considered among the most restrictive in the country.

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Filed under: Abortion • Supreme Court • Texas
Wendy Davis supports abortion-rights but goal is 'zero'
November 19th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
9 months ago

Wendy Davis supports abortion-rights but goal is 'zero'

(CNN) - Texas state Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis continues to support women's abortion rights but she wants to reduce the number of abortions, she told a CNN affiliate Monday.

"The goal that we should have is that we see zero abortions," Davis told KGBT. "But in order to achieve that goal we have to make sure that women are receiving the kind of healthcare and planning that they deserve."
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Filed under: Texas • Wendy Davis
November 17th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
9 months ago

Tweet of the Day: Bush 41, Bush 43 hit the field

(CNN) – Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush took part in game day festivities honoring veterans at the Houston Texans home game against the Oakland Raiders.

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