Texans get to know gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Texas Senator Wendy Davis announced her run for governor to
cheers from Texas democrats.
"We are here because we care about Texans, we are here
because we believe it's time for all Texans to have a voice in their future and
a place in Texas' Future," Davis said Thursday at her campaign launch
party in Fort Worth, TX.
Many people know Davis as the woman who filibustered for almost 11
hours on the Texas Senate floor this summer to temporarily block new
restrictions on abortion. Now, Davis wants Texans to know she's not a one-issue
"Texas deserves a leader that understands that making
education a priority creates good jobs for Texans and it keeps Texas on top.
Texas deserves a leader who will fight this fight for our future," said
Davis got her high school diploma 32 years ago on the same stage
where she announced her race for governor.
"By the time I was 19 I was already on my way to a divorce
living in a tiny trailer with my daughter, Amber. I was barely making ends meet
and sometimes they didn't," Davis said.
She also said she's where she is today because Texas made it
possible for her to go to school.
future is brightest when it's lit by everyone's star. That's why today I am
proud to announce my candidacy to be the 48th Governor of this great
hopes her light will help break an 18-year-long losing streak for democrats
seeking statewide office in Texas.
raised a little more than $1 million for her campaign. She is the first
democrat to make an official bid for governor.