The Brief: One Year Later, Davis Tries to Evoke That Filibuster Spirit

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis on Wednesday commemorated in front of a raucous crowd at an Austin events center the anniversary of her filibuster that temporarily halted a new set of restrictions on abortion facilities and put her on the national political map. She took advantage of the setting to expand her criticism of the Republican leadership, labeling them "insiders."

As the Tribune's Edgar Walters wrote, "Wednesday night's anniversary was an opportunity for Democrats to energize their base ahead of the state party’s convention this weekend. Wednesday’s speakers, including state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin ...

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