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Democrat Davis to announce gubernatorial bid

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CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press   AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth state Sen. Wendy Davis is expected to formally announce her campaign for governor, becoming the first Democrat to make an official bid for statewide office.   Her campaign was setting the stage Thursday at the civic center where she received her high school diploma in Haltom City. Davis says that her experience going from a single, teen mother to a successful, Harvard Law School attorney informs her politics and her commitment to middle class Texans.   The launch Thursday afternoon will start a long campaign to break an 18-year losing streak for Democrats seeking statewide office in Texas. Attorney General Greg Abbott is the front-runner for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Gov. Rick Perry. Abbott has already raised $25 million, while Davis has a little over $1 million.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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