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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:15 PM

Wendy Davis plans to run for Congress, congressional staffer says

Source: Austin American-Statesman

A staffer for U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, told the American-Statesman Thursday that former state Sen. Wendy Davis plans to run in the 21st Congressional District, currently held by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Austin.

“Wendy spoke to the Congressman directly that she plans on running,” said Abigail Sheppard, the press secretary for Vela.

The former Democratic gubernatorial nominee has been eyeing the district, where Roy defeated Democrat Joseph Kopser by less than 3 percentage points in 2018, for months. There have been numerous reports of Davis planning to throw her hat in the ring, though Davis’ campaign has never corroborated them.

The news came as The Texas Tribune reported Thursday that national Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have invited potential Davis supporters to Washington, D.C., next Tuesday for a meeting “in support of her campaign for Texas CD21.”

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190718/wendy-davis-plans-to-run-for-congress-congressional-staffer-says

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TexasTowelie Jul 18 OP
brer cat Jul 18 #1
Owl Jul 18 #4
dalton99a Jul 18 #2
RandySF Jul 18 #3
herding cats Jul 19 #5
TexasTowelie Jul 19 #6
LanternWaste Jul 19 #8
LanternWaste Jul 19 #7
littlemissmartypants Jul 19 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:22 PM

1. That is good news.

K&R

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Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 09:11 PM

4. Yes indeed!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:22 PM

2. Wendy can do it.

Throw that idiot to the curb

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 08:59 PM

3. What do you think?

Is she a good fit?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:26 AM

5. She has a real shot.

This is from a Texan who follows local politics. It's good news!

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Response to RandySF (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:04 AM

6. I think that she has a good shot of winning.

The district does include portions of Austin where she will be able to draw plenty of votes. A lot of voters will remember what Chip Roy did to cause a delay in the release of emergency funds.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 08:06 AM

8. She also has something a lot of TX Democrats don't.

State-wide name recognition.

Her 2013 filibuster was front page news in barber shops as well as newspapers from Amarillo to Brownsville.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 08:03 AM

7. K&R

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 06:33 PM

9. Go Wendy!

I love her. This is great news! Who remembers 2013?

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