Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis Would Like To Run For Statewide Office


Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who generated buzz this week when she led an epic, nearly 13-hour filibuster of a restrictive proposed abortion bill, said Wednesday that she would consider running for higher office.

“I would be lying if I told you that I hadn’t had aspirations to run for a statewide office,” Davis told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes when asked if she would run for governor.

She added that chances are “pretty good” that the sentiment of Texans towards the abortion bill foreshadows a desire for new leadership. 

Watch the interview below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.