State Sen. Wendy Davis officially announced she’s running for Texas governor.
Davis promised to be an advocate for those who feel they no longer have a voice in the halls of the Texas Capitol, to fight for more education dollars and to take on Republicans leaders who she said are listening to their campaign contributors instead of average Texans. …
The GOP has painted Davis as a liberal who, in the words of prominent Republican activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, “wants to turn Texas blue by way of a sea of red ink and a flood of high taxes.”
Davis, a Democrat, gained national attention after an 11-hour filibuster against a restrictive abortion bill in June.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy in July. This is the first Texas governor’s race without an incumbent since 1990.
Photo: State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 29, 2013. (Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune)