Abortion Fight Boosts Democrats' Political Accounts

State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster against abortion legislation last month and the very public debate that trailed into a second special legislative session boosted donations to the Fort Worth Democrat and to a number of other political organizations during the last days of June.

Filibusters don’t usually get much attention, but this one did: The Tribune’s livestream of the proceedings in the Texas Senate peaked at 182,000 viewers, and commentary from all sides lit up Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels.

The filibuster was successful, but only delayed legislation that was easily approved by conservative lawmakers during ...

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