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10:57 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Texas Filibuster Star Davis Still Weighing Future

Texas filibuster star Wendy Davis says she hasn't decided whether she'll be a candidate for statewide office next year.

The Democratic state senator gained national fame for her filibuster last week against Texas abortion restrictions. She's gotten encouragement from fellow Democrats to seek higher office — perhaps even run for governor.

The Harvard-trained lawyer told The Associated Press she has been fielding congratulatory phone calls from around the world since her marathon filibuster that helped run out the clock on the special session and kill the abortion bill.

Her focus now is on another session set to begin Monday, when Republicans will try to push the bill through again.

Perry has promised the law will pass and Texas will remain a Republican stronghold.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.