The Brief: Texas Political News for Aug. 28, 2013

The Big Conversation

As state Sen. Wendy Davis mulls a gubernatorial bid, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has some thoughts about how she'd fare if she ran.

As Dewhurst, seeking re-election as lieutenant governor in 2014, told a meeting of the Tarrant County Republican National Hispanic Assembly in Fort Worth on Tuesday night: "I know Wendy Davis. And I don't think she stands a chance running for statewide office."

As the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, Dewhurst said he hoped Davis and her famous filibuster of an abortion bill in June would be forgotten about by the 2014 elections.

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