Wendy Davis Releases Details About Announcement

State Sen. Wendy Davis, flanked by her father, Jerry Russell, and her two daughters, delivering her victory speech at the Fort Worth Hilton on Nov. 6, 2012.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, flanked by her father, Jerry Russell, and her two daughters, delivering her victory speech at the Fort Worth Hilton on Nov. 6, 2012.

Amid widespread reports that she plans to run for Texas governor, state Sen. Wendy Davis on Thursday released details about the announcement of her future plans next week.

Davis will make the announcement at around 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the auditorium where she received her high school diploma in 1981 — the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City. Davis had previously announced the date, but until Thursday she had not given details about the time or location.

Politico reported Thursday that Davis is telling top Democrats she is running for governor, though she and aides are declining to confirm anything with their names attached to it.

“Next week join your friends and neighbors for the moment when I announce what I plan to do next,” Davis said in an email blast to supporters.
 "We'll be gathering at the same coliseum where I received my high school diploma — and I really want you to be there with me.”

Davis became a political celebrity for Democrats when she helped temporarily derail a restrictive abortion bill with an hours-long filibuster in June. The spotlight on her has only grown since, and the long lead-up to her announcement date has ratcheted up the anticipation. 

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