Wendy Davis Considering Texas Gov. Bid

Filibustered abortion bill


SAN FRANCISCO—Wendy Davis, who rocketed to overnight political celebrity by temporarily blocking passage of antiabortion legislation in Texas, said Friday she was "very, very seriously considering" an uphill run next year for governor.

Speaking to an audience of about 300 female activists and donors—who cheered the mere mention of a Davis candidacy—the Democratic state senator said, "It's about time that we have a general election conversation" that dispels the notion of Texas as a right-wing fortress.

"That's not who we are," said Davis, who suggested that artful drawing of the state's political boundaries by conservative Republicans had muffled the voices of women, minorities and others who tend to vote for Democrats.