wendy davis filibuster
She says the expectations placed on her 2014 campaign were unrealistic.
Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis joins HuffPost Live to defend her support of the death penalty.
Van De Putte hadn't planned on calling out her male colleagues in the Texas state senate when Davis began her filibuster
But Davis remains proud of having taken a stand against that law, and her campaign is celebrating the filibuster anniversary
There simply isn't any way to explain how, in 2014, the Texas Republican Party legitimately believed its hot-off-the-presses policy platform should include "reparative therapy" for gays.
But when asked about support for civil unions, she was ambiguous: "It isn't any of my business. I don't believe the government
“I would have and could have voted to allow that to go through, if I felt like we had tightly defined the ability for a woman
“I knew I was poor because of the struggles that I and my young daughter, Amber, were experiencing," Davis said of the time
I wondered about each woman, each couple. I was the only person there whose pregnancy showed. I turned my eyes down, covered my belly and tried to slow my breathing. I was pissed: This was the first time I'd ever been pregnant, happily married and wanting a baby, yet here I was.
Perry has not said what his plans are, but many speculate that he will try a second time for the Republican nomination for
Many Texas Democrats have been urging Davis to run for governor, hoping she would succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R), who later
In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R ) said that Wendy Davis should personally
"It's about how we tell the narrative from the beginning, so that we're not setting people up to think we're going to win