Davis promises decision on gov race by Labor Day

By: JIM VERTUNO Associated Press
By: JIM VERTUNO Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic Texas Sen. Wendy Davis says she'll make a decision on running for governor by Labor Day.

The Fort Worth lawmaker acknowledged Friday that many supporters were encouraging her to make a bid to become Texas' first Democratic governor since 1994.

Davis made the comment after addressing the annual luncheon of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Speculation on Davis' plans have swirled since she gained international attention for an almost 13-hour filibuster against an abortion bill in the Texas Legislature. Her delay forced Gov. Rick Perry to call a second special session to pass the ban on most abortions after 20 weeks.

Davis also called for more transparency in campaign finance and funding for outside groups that seek to influence lawmakers.

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