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Wendy Davis to run for Texas governor

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HALTOM CITY, Texas – Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis declared her candidacy for governor of Texas on Thursday, promising to focus on the needs of average Texans. limits in Texas.In an email to supporters, Davis said she would focus on education, economic development and health care.Davis has said that her experience going from being a single teen mother to a successful Harvard-trained attorney informs her political views and her commitment to Texas’ middle-class residents.The Fort Worth lawmaker rose to national prominence in June for her nearly 13-hour filibuster against new abortion Davis’ opponents plan to use her support for abortion rights to rally conservative Christian voters next fall. About 40 anti-abortion demonstrators marched outside the venue where Davis was speaking Thursday, and Texas Right to Life plans to begin airing an ad over the weekend that calls her an “abortion zealot.”

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