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Wendy Davis' Famous Filibuster Turns One, Continues to Spread Courage for Those Fighting Anti-Abortion Fundies

Wendy Davis' Famous Filibuster Turns One, Continues to Spread Courage for Those Fighting Anti-Abortion Fundies
It's been one year since Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' historic 13-hour filibuster to stop politicians from pushing through a draconian anti-choice bill during a special legislative session. Ever since Wendy's epic stand, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas has been working with allies on the ground to make sure women can continue to access abortion and reproductive-health care in the Lone Star state. But the energy we saw in Texas from activists standing up to join Wendy one year ago has spread far beyond Texas.
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Wendy Davis Opponent Getting Education Policy From a White Supremacist?

Wendy Davis Opponent Getting Education Policy From a White Supremacist?
After unsuccessfully mansplaining equal pay for three weeks, Greg Abbott, the Republican frontrunner for Texas governor, finally changed the subject by citing the work of conservative libertarian scholar Charles Murray, a "white nationalist" who opposes universal pre-K. "Oops" doesn't quite cut it, but this is more than a simple gaffe. Using Murray's research could lead Republicans toward education policies that rely more upon eugenics than on equality.
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Gov Contender Wendy Davis Hopes to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession in TX

Gov Contender Wendy Davis Hopes to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession in TX
Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis would like to see small amounts of marijuana decriminalized in the state, she said in an interview Tuesday. Citing the overwhelming costs of incarceration, Davis questioned whether anything was really solved by throwing small-time users in jail.
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Republicans Can't 'Control Their Libido' When it Comes to Trashing Wendy Davis

Republicans Can't 'Control Their Libido' When it Comes to Trashing Wendy Davis
When Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis was filibustering a draconian anti-abortion bill last June, and vaulting to Democratic celebritydom, you just knew that conservatives would work themselves up to take her down.
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Wendy Davis Recalls Struggle 'Making Ends Meet'

Wendy Davis Recalls Struggle 'Making Ends Meet'
This morning Wendy Davis was featured in a Today Show segment on women and financial challenges.
NBC correspondent Maria Shriver interviewed Senator Davis at the trailer park where she lived as a single mother, the community college where she began earning a degree, and finally at the Texas Capitol building where sh
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Wendy Davis' Fundraising Results...In Animated GIF Form

Wendy Davis' Fundraising Results...In Animated GIF Form
The stats from Wendy's report are impressive: 85 percent of her 84,704 individual donations were under $50, as over 71,843 people supported her campaign. She has donors from all 254 counties in Texas, and in-state money makes up 70 percent of her haul. Burnt Orange Report reacts to this news...in GIF form.
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Wendy Davis' Massive Campaign Fundraising: $12.2 Million from 71,843 individuals

Wendy Davis' Massive Campaign Fundraising: $12.2 Million from 71,843 individuals
Wendy Davis raised $12.2 million to kick off her campaign, more than the $11.5 million the Abbott campaign reported. In the first fundraising report since her campaign announcement in early October, we learn today that Wendy Davis has raised a massive amount in donations from an astounding number of donors. Davis raised $12.2 million from 71,843 individuals, and received donations from every Texas county.
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All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement

All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte received the nod from Emily's List Friday in her run for Lieutenant Governor. The women's grassroots organization brings with it money and clout for the upcoming Governor's race, one that's gaining national attention with filibuster star Wendy Davis at the top of the Democratic ticket.
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A Penchant for Racist Alliteration: Tea Partier Calls TX State Sen Van de Putte 'Barrio Boopsie'

A Penchant for Racist Alliteration: Tea Partier Calls TX State Sen Van de Putte 'Barrio Boopsie'
Far right blogger Rick Atkinson coined a new and offensive nickname for State Senator Leticia Van de Putte this week, calling her 'Barrio Boopsie'. Taken with University of Texas Young Republican's offensive catch-an-illegal-immigrant game, and remarks on Wendy Davis, the pattern of racist insensitivity among the flanks of the far right is indisputable and omnipresent.
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2014 Elections Kick Off in TX: Davis and Abbott to Face Primary Challengers for Gov

2014 Elections Kick Off in TX: Davis and Abbott to Face Primary Challengers for Gov
Over the weekend, filing in Texas for the 2014 general election officially began. Between the two major parties, 82 candidates filed paperwork to officially become candidates. Leading each of their parties, Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) were both at their respective state party offices on the first day, making their expected 2014 face-off for Texas governor official.
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