Sen. Wendy Davis plans to make her formal campaign announcement in Haltom City, Texas (north of Ft. Worth) on Thursday, October 3 at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, the same spot where she received her high school diploma. Doors will open to the public at 3:00 pm, according to a media advisory.
It’s really a saying-it-without-saying it situation. While she won’t formally announce until Oct. 3, it’s clear state Senator and filibuster champ Wendy Davis will likely run for Texas Governor. A trickle of media reports today, starting with Politico
, claim Davis advisors have started, “informing influential Democrats that she intends to run for governor in 2014,” according to, “multiple sources familiar with Davis’s conversations.”
A Tweet by Davis today served to reinforce the heavy speculation:
The link takes readers to a page requesting a donation
to meet an $80,000 goal by September 30.
Davis, who now famously stood on the Texas Senate floor for 13 hours in an effort to block an anti-abortion bill, would face off the well-moneyed Republican conservative Attorney General Greg Abbott in the 2014 gubernatorial bout. The AG made his own “big” announcement in San Antonio, as the Current reported
in mid-July. Abbott has raised more than $20 million
so far, while Davis– still unannounced and with the strength of a new, fired-up grassroots movement– has generated more than $1 million
, according to Texas Ethics Commission filings. Stay tuned for the official bid.