Wendy Davis announces she's running for Texas governor
Months after an epic fight over abortion rights made her a rising star in the Democratic Party, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis on Thursday announced her bid for the Texas governor's office.I suppose the democrats believe that the time is ripe seeing as how so many Americans have no problem electing someone who has no real accomplishments, politically, to speak of.
"We're here, of course, because we care about Texas," Davis said to a cheering crowd at Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, Texas. "We're here because we care about Texans, and we're here because we believe it's time to give all Texans a voice in their future and a place in Texas' future."
The state lawmaker made the announcement at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, Texas, where she received her high school diploma 32 years ago. Education is expected to be a major issue in her campaign. Davis reminded voters of the campaign she launched two years ago against $5 billion in cuts to education spending, helping to restore more than $3 billion of that funding.
"We love Texas not only for how good it is, but for how great we know it can be," she said. "We want every child, no matter where they start in Texas, to receive a world class education, an education that can take them anywhere they want to go."
While she's focusing largely on education, what really catapulted Davis into the spotlight this year was her 13-hour filibuster in June against a controversial abortion bill in the state legislature. While she managed to help bring down the legislation in that session, Texas lawmakers reintroduced the bill, and Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, signed it into law in July.~snip~
Texas hasn't elected a democrat governor for almost 20 years and of course the excuses put out by the commie party has nothing to do with the fact that most of the people in Texas don't want what the democrats are offering. To them it's more along the lines that the republicans have to be cheating because who wouldn't want the democrats confiscating and redistributing their wealth, devaluing human life or being hostile to businesses and jobs?
I seriously doubt the majority of Texans want what Abortion Barbie is selling.