Wendy Davis files for Texas governor
November 9th, 2013
06:23 PM ET
10 months ago

Wendy Davis files for Texas governor

(CNN) - Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s formal Texas gubernatorial campaign kicked off with the filing of campaign documents Saturday, the first day she was able to do so.

According to CNN affiliate KVUE, Davis and her likely Republican opponent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott, each filed campaign paperwork in Austin.
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Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis announces bid for gov.
October 3rd, 2013
07:18 PM ET
12 months ago

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis announces bid for gov.

(CNN) – After weeks of buildup, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis formally kicked off a bid for governor Thursday on the same stage where she graduated from high school.

"All of you deserve to have your voices heard. Because our future is brightest when it's lit by everyone's star," Davis told an ebullient crowd of supporters. "That's why today, I am proud to announce my candidacy to be the 48th governor of this great state."
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Filed under: Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
October 3rd, 2013
07:27 AM ET
12 months ago

8 things Wendy Davis has going for her in Texas governor's race

(CNN) – Wendy Davis is expected to go public Thursday with some news that everyone in politics already knows: She's running for governor of Texas.

The state senator from Fort Worth electrified Democrats in June by slipping on a pair of pink Mizunos and a back brace to stage a dramatic 11-hour filibuster of a Republican bill that drastically scaled back abortion rights in the state. Never mind that the bill eventually passed in a special legislative session: Democrats around the country were in full swoon mode.

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Filed under: 2014 • Texas • Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis to run for governor in Texas
September 26th, 2013
04:42 PM ET
12 months ago

Wendy Davis to run for governor in Texas

Washington (CNN) – State Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas will run for governor next year, two Democratic sources familiar with the planning confirmed to CNN.

The Democrat, who gained national fame after her 13-hour filibuster over a controversial abortion bill, was already scheduled to make an announcement about her political future on October 3.
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Wendy Davis to make announcement on political future
September 18th, 2013
08:05 AM ET
12 months ago

Wendy Davis to make announcement on political future

Washington (CNN) - The Texas state senator who rose to national fame after her 13-hour filibuster over a controversial abortion bill will announce her next political move in just over two weeks.

Supporters of Democrat Wendy Davis can sign up to get the October 3 announcement on whether she'll run for governor, according to her campaign website.
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Filed under: 2014 • Rick Perry • Texas • Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis weighs in about her future
August 5th, 2013
03:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Wendy Davis weighs in about her future

(CNN) – Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis said Monday with "absolute certainty" that she'll either run for her current seat again or run for governor next year.

But the Democrat essentially ruled out a different statewide bid, such as a U.S. Senate seat or the lieutenant governor's office.
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Wendy Davis raked in almost $1 million after filibuster
July 15th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Wendy Davis raked in almost $1 million after filibuster

(CNN) – Her quest to stop a bill placing new restrictions on abortions may have been stymied, but Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is seeing an upside: a spike in fundraising.

The Democrat brought in $933,000 between June 17 and June 30, according to figures provided by her political organization. That brought her cash-on-hand to more than a million dollars.
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Wendy Davis: Disputed Texas abortion bill likely to pass
July 9th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Wendy Davis: Disputed Texas abortion bill likely to pass

Austin, TX (CNN) - Two weeks after her marathon filibuster against new abortion restrictions in Texas made her instant political celebrity, reality has set in for State Senator Wendy Davis.

Following the launch of a "Stand with Texas Women" bus tour with fellow Democrats to oppose the state's hotly contested abortion bill, Davis conceded to CNN the measure is likely to pass.
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Filed under: Abortion • Texas • Wendy Davis
North Carolina joins states legislating against abortion
July 3rd, 2013
11:24 AM ET
1 year ago

North Carolina joins states legislating against abortion

Updated 7/3 at 2:30pm

(CNN) – Joining other Republican-controlled states like Texas and Ohio in legislative efforts to restrict abortion, the North Carolina state Senate Tuesday amended a bill originally focused on preventing foreign laws from playing any role in state legal proceedings to include a number of restrictions on abortion.

Amended and tentatively passed by the state Senate in one day in a 27-14 vote without any support from state Democrats, the bill would limit insurance coverage for abortions, require doctors to be present for the entire procedure, make gender-selective abortions illegal and require abortion clinics to meet the same licensing standards as surgical centers. The Senate gave it final approval Wednesday and sent it back to the North Carolina House for one last vote.
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Filed under: Abortion • Planned Parenthood • Wendy Davis
A t-shirt for Texans
July 1st, 2013
04:31 PM ET
1 year ago

A t-shirt for Texans

(CNN) - No movement is complete without memorabilia. Now, supporters of Planned Parenthood and state Sen. Wendy Davis' fight against new abortion restrictions in Texas have their own.

Planned Parenthood on Monday released a t-shirt available online that links the issue with NBC's "Friday Night Lights," a former hit TV show about a high school football team set in Dillon, Texas.
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Filed under: Abortion • Planned Parenthood • Rick Perry • Wendy Davis
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