POSTED: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:20pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:06am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
Democratic Senator Wendy Davis, 50, who made a name for herself with a 13-hour long filibuster before the Texas Senate, has announced her bid for the office of Texas Governor.
At 4:49 p.m., she announced via Twitter she's, "in it for Texas."
Photo from Wendy Davis Twitter .
A Harvard grad, Davis who is currently in her second-term as a state senator, drew thousands of protesters to the state capitol when she delivered a 13-hour long filibuster regarding new abortion laws in Texas. Davis made hr formal announcement, Thursday afternoon, at her former high school coliseum in Haltom City.
Going from a single teen mom in a trailer park to a successful Dallas-Fort Worth lawyer, Davis' main opponent, so far, is Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott , who announced his candidacy after Governor Rick Perry announced he would not seek another term in Austin.
Abbott's office released the following statement regarding Davis' announcement moments ago:
"Once again, Texas Democrats are attempting to conjure support for California-style candidates that try to sell Obama's liberal agenda and go against what makes Texas great. Nonetheless, we welcome Senator Davis to the race, and look forward to presenting the clear differences and debating the important issues that will preserve the economic miracle in Texas."