Sen. Wendy Davis

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Texans Vote For First New Governor Since 2000

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.

11/04/2014

File photo of Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth).  (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abbott, Davis Register Candidacies For Governor

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.

11/09/2013

File photo of Sen. Wendy Davis. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Davis: Abortion Law Is ‘Break With Texas Families’

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.”

07/18/2013

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. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Dems Look To Become Relevant Again Through Hispanic Vote

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.

07/15/2013

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) stands after the Democrats defeated the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. A combination of Sen. Davis' 13-hour filibuster and protests by reproductive rights advocates helped to ultimately defeat the controversial abortion legislation at midnight. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

Late Friday, Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation

07/13/2013

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

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

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