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Wendy Davis (Aka “Abortion Barbie”) Will Run For Governor of Texas

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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By Juliet Eilperin, Published: September 18 at 12:18 am


Texas Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Texas Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)


Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is almost ready to announce her gubernatorial bid -- but first she will expand her social network just a little bit more.

In an e-mail sent to her supporters Wednesday morning, Davis -- who garnered national attention this summer for fighting a sweeping antiabortion bill in her state -- wrote she will be "answering the question" of what's next for her career on Oct. 3. But before making her formal announcement, she posed a question of her own: "Do you have any friends or family who would like to be among the first to know?

"Share this on Facebook and tweet it to your followers to let your friends know how they can sign up to receive the news early," the missive continues. "I truly appreciate all the work that you -- my grassroots team -- have done for me thus far. And I’m excited about what we can do together in the future. Thank you for all of your support -- and thanks for spreading the word!"

Davis had initially planned to announce whether she would run for governor this month, but delayed making a decision to focus on her father, who was hospitalized last month after having abdominal surgery.

A Democrat who has been in touch with Davis' camp said the state senator was on the precipice of running for governor, asking not to be identified because the announcement was not official yet.

With Gov. Rick Perry's (R) retirement, the contest will be an open-seat race. But Davis--who has raised money in Washington D.C. as well as her home state -- still lags well behind Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is eyeing the post and has amassed a $20 million war chest.



Stand With Wendy


by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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Yep. Will be canvassing and signing up people for her. Can't wait.

PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Admit is Sally. Your a conservative lol

I will look into her background some more but from just her filibuster she has my support.
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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("You're.")

Still a libertarian leaning conservative, LOL. You just don't like my positions - which is your right.

I posted this article as a follow-up to an earlier one I posted a couple months ago. That article was the first time I ever heard of Wendy Davis, and her single-handed focus on abortion as a Texas state senator.

That article called her "Abortion Barbie," because she is very attractive, and because her most important issue seems to be abortion. The previous OP got good response,and the nickname seems to have caught on. So I decided to give an update on  "Abortion Barbie."  :)


Quoting PrimmednPunked:

Admit is Sally. Your a conservative lol

I will look into her background some more but from just her filibuster she has my support.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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You are volunteering for Abortion Barbie?

Interesting.


Quoting -Celestial-:

Yep. Will be canvassing and signing up people for her. Can't wait.



PamR
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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Good for her - Texas needs some intelligent people in it's state government.


ashellbell
by Bronze Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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I wish I lived in Texas, I'd vote for "abortion barbie" (eyeroll), over let's "make all rules according to our bible" candidates. I'll just use my fb to show support to my Texas peeps.
unsuspected
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM
Gosh, I hope not. We are hoping to move to Texas this year.
NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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This

Quoting PamR:

Good for her - Texas needs some intelligent people in it's state government.


NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Sep. 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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I have tons of friends and family there who are supporting her

Quoting ashellbell:

I wish I lived in Texas, I'd vote for "abortion barbie" (eyeroll), over let's "make all rules according to our bible" candidates. I'll just use my fb to show support to my Texas peeps.
coupon_ash_back
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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Yay! :)
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