Texas The star of Wendy Davis plots a comeback, jumps in congressional race

The Democrat Wendy Davis announced on Monday, July 22, 2019, that you run for Congress, in the year 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, file)

Wendy Davis – pink-sneakers-wearing Texas Democrat who rose to fame under the liberals since her 13-hour filibuster of a Senate abortion bill in 2013, and then lost a high-profile run for Governor a year later – announced on Monday, you seat maps for the U.S. house.


“I’m proud to announce my campaign for Congress in Texas-21!” Davis, a former state senator, tweeted. “I am a voice for every Texan who feels abandoned by a broken political system. It is time to listen to Washington — you stand with me?”

Their return policy is another sign of the Democrats, ” renewed optimism in Texas.

Previously a state senator from Fort Worth, Davis is now in a boom in the constituency, and from Austin to San Antonio ends.

The incumbent in the race, Republican Rep.-Chip Roy, a freshman legislator who once worked as chief of staff to Texas GOP sen. Ted Cruz made headlines in May. for the single-handedly 19 billion block of $in disaster assistance, over protests that it may include money to address the migrant crisis on the US-Mexican border The spending bill is ultimately passed, but not before Roy is frustrated with the delay, legislators on both sides.

In the year 2018, Roy the race won with only 50.3 percent of the vote.

The decision of Davis, who now runs a non-profit, run for a house seat means you decided not to enter the state of the 2018 Senate race with incumbent Republican Senator John Cornyn.


Davis, 56, joined the 2014 gubernatorial race to great fanfare but was Abbott crushed in the election of Republicans Greg, received 59.3 percent of the vote. The race is disgusting: Davis took the heat after running a negative ad against Abbott, quadriplegic, shows an image of a wheelchair, and the reference to the accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Davis became an overnight democratic sensation in 2013 after her filibuster an anti-abortion bill. She told Texas Monthly in March that she recently met with actress Sandra Bullock to discuss the Oscar-winner portrays you in a movie about the filibuster, said Davis, could appear next year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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