Wendy Davis is Probably Running For Governor Of Texas
After her impressive 13 hour filibuster last week, Wendy Davis rose to the level of political superstar and women's rights hero. According to the Huffington Post, it looks like the state Senator may be inching towards a more formal position, the one of Texas governor. After appearing on NBC news Monday morning, she said that she would take a "second look" at the 2014 gubernatorial race. The question on everyone's lips: Will she "run" wearing her infamous pink sneakers?
In an appearance on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday, Davis explained that "people have grown weary of our politicians trying to boost their own political careers on the backs of women by bullying them and others, honestly, in order to promote agendas that help them personally."
She accused the Republicans in Texas of trying to take freedom and liberty away from the people of Texas.
"These are matters of personal liberty. In Texas, we hold very dear to intrusions against our personal liberty. We fight very hard against that. And we will fight as we begin the session again on Monday," she told NBC.
Monday's special session will give Wendy Davis another chance to speak to the entire nation and make a case against the war on women on a national stage.
Rick Perry hasn't announced his plans to run for Governor again, but many are speculating he'll potentially be running for presidential candidate (again). When he used Senator Davis' life story about being a single teenage mother to condescendingly attack her at a pro-life convention last week, he was heavily criticized (even by his own colleagues).
"She was teenage mother herself," Governor Perry said. "It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potentials," he said.
Davis since responded, "I could never for a moment put myself in the shoes of another woman confronting a difficult personal choice and it really isn't for him to make statements like that."
The special session is set to begin at 2 p.m. on Monday. Major protests have been organized on the state capitol and are set to begin at noon.
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