Wendy Davis made a lot of noise earlier this year as the Democratic state senator that rose to national attention with a filibuster over access to abortion. Now, as reported by CBS News on Sept. 27, 2013, Wendy Davis is indeed going to be running for Texas governor.
Davis plans to announce her candidacy for governor next week with an elaborate launch that is going to include parties around the state of Texas and a boost from Emily's List, the national women's political organization. Oct. 3, 2013, is set as the date for her formal announcement of her next move.
"As Sen. Davis told grass-roots supporters last week via email, she's made a decision and she looks forward to making her decision public on Oct. 3," Davis campaign spokesman Hector Nieto said.
With two terms under her belt, this does not come as a surprising move for Wendy Davis as she is prepared to give up her Fort Worth legislative seat.
Social media is also expected to play a large part in Davis' run for governor. She hopes to build a national audience for her announcement as she attempts to get friends and colleagues to spread the word of her campaign.
This summer, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy and is actually considered as the early favorite to step in for Gov. Rick Perry. It has already been revealed that Perry will not seek re-election after 14 years in the office of Texas governor.
Democrats have urged Wendy Davis to run for months, and now it looks as if they will finally get their wish.