Wendy Davis Wins Democratic Gubernatorial NominationBy: Emily Greene - March 5, 2014
George P. Bush wasn’t the only Texan to win yesterday.
Wendy Davis was voted as the Democratic nominee for Texas Governor.
Davis announced in October that she would be putting her name in the gubernatorial hat.
Winning the nomination makes Davis the first female governor nominee since former Governor Ann Richards won the nomination in 1990. Richards served as Governor of Texas from 1991 – 1994.
If Davis wins in November it will be the first time since 1994 that a Democrat has held the office.
The only competition Davis had to win the Democratic nomination Tuesday was Reynaldo Madrigal, a political unknown.
Davis posted a photo on Twitter of her making calls with others at the headquarters for “Team Wendy” on election day.
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) March 4, 2014
The Texas Democratic nominee for Governor also took to Twitter express how honored she is to run for Governor of Texas in November.
Today, the road to the November election begins. And I’m honored to be your nominee to run for Governor of Texas. pic.twitter.com/aQlASmhLTA
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) March 5, 2014
Now that she’s won, Davis has to win over the conservative state she’s running in.
Her Republican opponent in November will be State’s Attorney General Greg Abbott. As of now he has a lead in the polls and fundraising.
None of this seems to bother Davis.
“I can see and feel, every day on the campaign trail, an energy in this state around my campaign that’s hard to describe. It’s not like anything I’ve seen in Democratic politics in the last couple of decades,” said Davis.
Davis gained notoriety when she filibustered for nearly 13 hours, in her pink tennis shoes, last summer over new abortion restrictions.
Image via Wendy Davis, Twitter.