AUSTIN (September 26, 2013)—State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, whose filibuster earlier this summer attracted national attention, is running for governor, according to two people with knowledge of the decision quoted Thursday by The Associated Press.
Two Democrats spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because they did not want to preempt her formal announcement scheduled for next week.
Davis, 50, catapulted to national stardom this summer with a nearly 13-hour filibuster in the Texas Capitol that temporarily blocked new statewide abortion restrictions.
Her campaign spokesman Hector Nieto would not confirm that Davis is running for governor.
No other Texas Democrats have entered the governor's race.
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy this summer and is the early favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry.
Perry is not seeking re-election after 14 years in office.