Wendy Davis Gains Political Capital With Filibuster

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Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 05:00 PM

By John Gizzi

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State Sen. Wendy Davis's 13-hour filibuster against proposed anti-abortion legislation appears to have raised her political capital among fellow Texas Democrats.

Days after Davis completed her filibuster — without water, food, or bathroom breaks — talk of the single mother and Harvard Law graduate seeking higher office in the Lone Star State is rampant.

At a time when the bench of attractive Democrats in Texas is near-empty, overnight sensation Davis could possibly secure the party's nomination for governor against arch-nemesis and 14-year Republican incumbent Rick Perry.

Should Perry decline to run another term other possible Republican candidates include Sen. John Cornyn and state Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Asked by CBS Morning News whether she will seek higher office, Davis would only say "My hands are full," as Perry is calling legislators back in for another special session in July.

Pressed as to whether she has thought about running for another office, she replied "Yes."

Were Davis to run next year, she would almost surely benefit from funds raised through social media. Tweeting praise for her filibuster against the proposed abortion restrictions were numerous Hollywood stars and President and Mrs. Obama.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.


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