Friday, August 30, 2013

Report: Wendy Davis has raised over $1 million since filibuster


Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), who made national news in June for her 13-hour filibuster to block a strict abortion bill, has raised more than a $1 million since then, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Davis has been urged to run for Texas governor in 2014. In early August, she suggested she might do so.

“I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: either my state Senate seat or the governor,” she said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Between her June 25 filibuster and July, Davis raised nearly $470,000 from outside of Texas, the report said. She also received $793,800 from her home state. 

Most of the money was raised in July, when Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) opened another special session to push the abortion bill forward. Lawmakers passed the legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks, and Perry signed it into law.

Of the $470,000 in outside funds, Davis raised the most, $103,694, in California. She also raised $68,764 from New York and $59,000 from Washington, D.C.

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