Tribpedia: Annie's List

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Annie's List is a statewide political network that recruits, trains, supports and raises money for Democratic women candidates. 

Annie's List was founded in 2003. It is named for Annie Webb Blanton, who became the first woman to win statewide office in 1918 as the superintendent of instruction.  The organization is modeled on the nationwide Emily's List.

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State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.
State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth.

Endangered at the Lege: White Democratic Women

The force of the GOP wave in November was so strong that black Republicans and Latino Republicans outnumber the Texas House's new endangered species: the white Democratic woman. And if the 16-vote victory of state Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, doesn't survive a recount, the species will be extinct.