Davis Hints at Governor's Race, Fuels Excitement

The last time Democrats won statewide office in Texas, Bill Clinton was in the White House, John Paul II headed the Vatican and Twitter was the chirping noise birds made. Breaking that losing streak, now almost 20 years in the making, won’t be easy.

But newly famous state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is sounding more and more like a Democratic candidate for Texas governor, is giving party leaders hope of revival next year in the only reliably Republican state where minorities are in the majority. Davis is expected to reveal her future political plans by Labor Day.

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