The lady who rose to national prominence holding the line for sanity against the usual teaparty-backed lunatics in early summer appears to be leaning more and more toward a run for Texas CEO. The Texas Tribune now reports Wendy Davis, a lady who knows the pressure of being a single mom first hand and went on to work her way through college and law school, has further narrowed her options making a gubernatorial run more likely:
TexTrib — Davis Says She’ll Run for Re-election or for Governor: “State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, said Monday that she will either run for re-election or for Texas governor, and that she’s working hard to make her decision. Speaking at a National Press Club luncheon, Davis said those were the only two options, and that she’s not considering joining the lieutenant governor’s race. She did not indicate when she’ll make up her mind.”
I’ve heard through the local Austin grapevine the two biggest considerations for Davis are the effect on her family and how a series of polls and fundraising analysis turns out. The latter should be completed by early Fall. Davis is no stranger to the worst the right has to offer: last year ago her Ft Worth HQ was firebombed after a prior filibuster.
It would be a classic David and Goliath struggle. Texas is ground zero for the culture wars. The state is home to some of the most powerful, partisan hard right bloc backed by some of the wealthiest good ole white boys on earth.