Wendy Davis Will Announce Run for Texas Governor

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Wendy Davis looks like she’s ready to run… for governor of Texas. Politico first reported Thursday that Wendy Davis is telling key Democrats that she's making a bid for the top office of the Lone Star State. Well, actually she won’t make her official announcement until next week.

June 18, 2013 - Fort Worth, TX, USA - Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis speaks Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Stand with Texas Women bus tour. The event touched on topics concerning the lack of statewide hearings on the abortion bill. (Credit Image: © Ron T. Ennis/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Here’s the official scoop according to the @WendyDavisTexas Twitter account:

Lots of supporters are ready to #StandWithWendy once again, as they did during her June filibuster at the Austin Statehouse. Emily’s List already has Wendy Davis’ name prominently billed on its website.

Here's some reaction from Twitter in support of Wendy:

Although she has no shortage of enthusiastic support among Democrats and especially pro-choice women, Davis also elicits a pretty strong reaction from conservatives, some of whom have nickhamed her "Abortion Barbie" after her filibuster against closing Texas abortion clinics. Here are some of the tweets:

What Davis might really need to secure the statehouse is money – a lot of it.Davis is likely to face GOP favorite, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is known for filing numerous lawsuits against the Obama administration, next November. According to USA Today, Abbott has about $20 million in his campaign account.

Are you excited about Wendy Davis running for governor of Texas? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.

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