With the backing of national pro-abortion groups, it’s been rumored for months Texas State Senator Wendy Davis might make a run for governor. It looks like that moment is near.
Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a “what’s next” announcement.
The Fort Worth Democrat stopped short of revealing her decision, saying she would make a formal announcement about her decision on Oct. 3. But the well-trodden tactic of announcing an announcement clearly signals a campaign far larger than a re-election bid to her state Senate seat. The slow roll out has become a hallmark of modern campaigns.
Republicans would be wise to take her run seriously and not to underestimate the power of the abortion lobby, but Davis’ chances of winning are slim. Democrat hasn’t been the governor of the Lone Star State for two decades. Not only is Davis on the wrong side of the abortion debate with Texas, she’d be up against Republican candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has already raised $20 million for his gubernatorial campaign.
Davis rose to fame after taking a long 11-hour stand in favor of late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy. In other words, Davis took a stand in favor of infanticide. According the liberal Huffington Post, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe there should be a ban on late-term abortion after five months of pregnancy. Further, 62 percent of Texans and a majority of Texas women, support a late-term abortion ban according to a Texas Tribune poll.