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Wendy Davis announced her intentions to run for Texas governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Oct. 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Wendy Davis Admits She Could Have Supported 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill She Filibustered

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis admitted she could have supported the 20-week abortion ban law she filibustered last year if language in it was changed.

02/14/2014

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Cruz Effect’ Further Empowering Texas Grassroots

Ted Cruz’s talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success. It largely boiled down to political performance art in Washington.

09/25/2013

Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a "what's next" announcement. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Dem State Sen. Wendy Davis Signals Run For Texas Governor

Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat who filibustered an abortion law for nearly 13 hours wearing pink running shoes, began the slow rollout of her campaign for Texas governor on Wednesday with an email asking supporters to spread the word and donate money ahead of a “what’s next” announcement.

09/18/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: Despite Filibuster, Texas Opposes Abortion

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says lost in the national stir caused by a Democratic filibuster in the Texas Senate is the fact that the majority of Texans oppose abortion.

06/28/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘Texans Value Life And Want To Protect Women And The Unborn’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the state.

06/27/2013

File photo of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Calls Second Special Session On Abortion

Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.

06/26/2013

Mitch McConnell

Opinion: History On The Senate Floor

Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.

12/10/2012

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