Davis Promises ‘Big Announcement’ in Early October

Don’t bet too much against the prospect of Fort Worth’s Wendy Davis going for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Especially not now, with the state senator planning to send out the following email message to friends and supporters Wednesday under this subject line, “Share with your friends: Big announcement on October 3”:

Dear Friend,

There’s one question I’ve gotten quite often in the past few months. I’ve heard it online, while I’m traveling around the state, from the media, and in my Fort Worth neighborhood: What’s next?


On October 3rd, I’ll be answering that question. And as part of my dedicated network of grassroots supporters, you will be among the very first to find out.

But today, I have a question for you — do you have any friends or family who would like to be among the first to know?

Share this on Facebook and tweet it to your followers to let your friends know how they can sign up to receive the news early.

I truly appreciate all the work that you — my grassroots team — have done for me thus far. And I’m excited about what we can do together in the future.

Thank you for all of your support — and thanks for spreading the word!

Your friend, and proudly your state Senator,




  • Anonymous

    Bill White was 10x the candidate Wendy Davis would be in terms of experience / track record and he was trounced simply because he had a (D) before his name. Wendy will be obliterated at the polls. But she’ll get her name in the limelight for a few months and maybe she can parlay that into being CEO of Emily’s List or an equivalent lobbying group.

    • Ted

      I think you’ve got this right. Texas Democrats think that Princess Wendy is running to become Governor of Texas, but in all likelihood just the opposite is happening, she is actually running a token campaign as wannabe Governor of Texas in order to secure an even more valuable spot as a more permanently national Princess Wendy with a far lighter workload.

    • Avid Reader

      Cecile Richards better be on guard…

  • Anonymous

    Of course, Ted. I think the right Democratic candidate could win in Texas, but it would have to be someone like Bill White or Richard Fisher – a pro-business, fiscal conservative with moderate social policies (i.e., opaque views on abortion). Wendy Davis’s voting record in the legislature puts her firmly in the far left of the TX Democratic Party and that makes her unelectable in a statewide office. I do like her personal story, though, she’s clearly been through a lot of adversity and she is a very hard worker.

  • George

    Whether or not you like Wendy Davis, good competitive campaigns in the primaries and main election with debates and discussion about real issues, such as education, are good for Texas. I’d love to see a solid Abbot/Pauken campaign on the right. Making the assumption that a democrat can’t win in Texas hurts the political process and ensures that the republican will feel like an anointed one and not be a servant to all Texans. Whatever happens, please give us a good, spirited campaign about issues.