Two years ago this ad helped push Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis to victory in a district stacked against her. I think it’s one of the more powerful political advertisements done in the last decade at least, considering the target audience.
Today Sen. Davis will announce she’s running for Governor of Texas. Regardless the outcome of the race, it’s still a remarkable life story.
Polls show Davis only 8 points behind Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who usually enjoys an 80%-20% advantage in elections. Davis is good enough to essentially wipe out the name identification, party identification and money advantage Abbott has, before she announces.
It could be a very exciting political year in Texas. Stay tuned.
- January 2013 profile of Sen. Davis by Dave Montgomery, in her hometown paper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (one of America’s great newspapers)
- Profile from last month in The Star-Telegram, by a Fort Worth reporter, Anna M. Tinsley
- Sen. Wendy Davis to make candidacy announcement Thursday (kvue.com)
- Abbott leads Davis by single digits (politico.com)
- Wendy Davis Will Announce Run for Texas Governor (blogher.com)
- Sources: Wendy Davis running for Texas governor (kens5.com)
- If Wendy Davis Is In, It’s Because She Can Win (burntorangereport.com)
- Wendy Davis lone star for Texas Democrats in 2014 (sacbee.com)
- 8 things Wendy Davis has going for her in Texas governor’s race (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Wendy Davis Decides She Will Be Next Texas Governor, If That’s All Right With You All (wonkette.com)
- In depth? Take a look at the 50-minute interview Davis gave to James Henson at the University of Texas’s Texas Politics Project, below.
- Sources tell AP: Wendy Davis running for Texas governor (kens5.com)
Details: The entire conversation between Texas Senator Wendy Davis and James Henson, Director of the Texas Politics Project at UT Austin. Senator Davis discussed a range of topics including education, budget priorities in the 82nd Legislature, her filibuster in the final hours of the 82nd lege, and the future of the Democratic Party in Texas.
Recorded Dec 1, 2011 at The University of Texas at Austin.