Sen. Wendy Davis
Without Gov. Rick Perry on the ballot for the first time since 2000, Texas politics was poised to undergo a major shake-up Tuesday, starting with the race for governor between the state’s staunchly conservative Republican attorney general and a Democratic champion of abortion rights.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis have formally registered their candidacies for their parties’ nominations for governor in next year’s primaries.
The state senator who became a national sensation for staging a marathon filibuster is calling sweeping new restrictions on abortion “a clear break with Texas families.”
It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. An all-but-certain Republican successor is emerging to follow the departing Gov. Rick Perry.
Late Friday, Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation
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.
Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.