Wendy Davis stokes speculation about possible run for Texas governorship

Chris Moody
Yahoo News

Wendy Davis, the Democratic Texas state senator who filibustered a state abortion regulation bill in June, confirmed Monday that she is still considering seeking her state's governorship.

"I can say with certainty I will run for one of two offices: my state Senate seat or governor,” Davis said during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington.

Davis earned national attention earlier this year when her filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate over a Republican-backed abortion bill forced Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry to hold a special session to pass the legislation. The bill passed a few weeks later.

Perry, Texas' longest-serving governor, announced in July that he does not intend to pursue a fifth term and will step down in January 2015. Were Davis to run and win the election, she would be the first Democratic governor of Texas in 20 years.

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