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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Official: Wendy Davis running for Texas Governor.

Just now, YNN Channel 8, Austin.

Sign at big Fort Worth rally announces her candidacy. Big rally being held simultaneously in Austin. She will speak momentarily.

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#### Tarheel_Dem

(31,424 posts)#### arely staircase

(12,482 posts)I am a newly minted precinct chair and the state party organization has its shit together like I have never seen. We have a serious GOTV/registration effort underway and will be working it Obama style (house to house).

#### Tarheel_Dem

(31,424 posts)compete when 1 or 2 people can just keep writing checks, and drown you in media ad crapola. But, if your enthusiasm is as palpable in the "house to house" as it is here, I think you guys can actually pull it off.

Traditionally, getting us motivated for off year elections is like pulling teeth, and I'm sorry, but if you don't vote in the midterms you don't get to whine later. Go Get 'Em!!!!!

#### arely staircase

(12,482 posts)that hasn't really been the case here since the 90s. When Abbott (the assumed GOPer) beat Kirk Watson for Attorney General he actually had a TV commercial that started with rocks hitting the wheels of his wheelchair, him picking one up, sadly shaking his head and then bemoaning the fact that Watson liked to "cast stones."

It will be dirty, ugly and mean.

And expensive.

#### Tarheel_Dem

(31,424 posts)Hopefully, sanity can win the day. It's probably a case of getting that huge untapped Hispanic electorate fired up in an off year. I honestly think it can be done. I was amazed to see that she was polling only 7 or 8 pts behind the Republican. Not a bad place to start from.

#### rdking647

(5,113 posts)#### arely staircase

(12,482 posts)#### BobbyBoring

(1,965 posts)She has a million, but the asshole she's running against has 25 already. It going to be a tough one for her but she has the charisma to pull her through (I hope)!

#### Tarheel_Dem

(31,424 posts)I'm In!!!!

#### rdking647

(5,113 posts)my wife and i have been deputized as voter registars in travis county

im retired so i have free time to help GOTV

contact me via PM

#### newfie11

(8,159 posts)Texas really needs her.

#### LeftofObama

(4,243 posts)#### kalli007

(683 posts)nt

#### B Calm

(28,762 posts)if she campaigns state wide. I hope she can do it!

#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)#### arely staircase

(12,482 posts)#### maddezmom

(135,060 posts)#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)#### maddezmom

(135,060 posts)#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)saw about half way thru your post and others confirming gov. appreciate.

#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)or any of the other stuff, whatever it may be. classic is about the only custom i do.

i do not even have issues with you, lol

and

back atcha.

#### X_Digger

(18,585 posts)#### Downwinder

(12,869 posts)#### rdking647

(5,113 posts)#### frog64

(40 posts)She will have an uphill fight. Probably carry north Texas, Austin and the other cities, but the real fight will be in East and West Texas. How she runs in the small cities there will determine the race. if she can get, say 45%, in the small cities and towns there, she has a shot. if she loses and gets more than 45% it will give her another shot. Cruz is up in '16.

#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)#### Eleanors38

(18,318 posts)#### Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)#### libodem

(19,288 posts)I don't like to drag Woo Hoo out for just a tease. WOO HOO That is sofa king cool.. WOOHOO!!!

#### Dustlawyer

(10,513 posts)#### Politicub

(12,265 posts)#### ananda

(30,139 posts)I will campaign for State Senator Davis

and donate money!

#### Downwinder

(12,869 posts)#### liberalmuse

(18,845 posts)I want to move to Texas just so I can vote for her.

#### Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)But I will not be sending a donation to some Democrats, like Dick Durbin, that have been deeply disappointing to me. And I'm still pissed of at Keith Ellison for talking up a strike on Syria. You do not go against the will of the people, on things like the TPP and Chained CPI for example.