Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who made national headlines for her 13-hour filibuster in June, is said to be planning a run for governor. The New York Times shared the details on Sept. 26, and many Democrats around the country are cheering upon hearing the news.
Gov. Rick Perry has said he will not run for re-election, and it seems Wendy Davis wants to seize this potential opportunity to grab the seat. Given that a Democrat as not won the governor's spot in two decades, Davis will certainly be an underdog. However, some say that Texas is showing shades of blue these days and if anybody can put a dent in the Republican stronghold there, it may well be Sen. Davis.
The news that Wendy Davis plans to run for governor does not necessarily come as a surprise, but her supporters are anxious to know it is official. While she's had her fans in Texas for some time, Davis' filibuster in June against a highly-restrictive abortion bill gave her a much higher profile.
So far it appears that her rival from the Republican side will be the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Can Wendy Davis beat him? Nobody is planning celebratory parties yet by any stretch, but there are many quite anxious to support her campaign and see just what she can do in this race.