Tribpedia: Wendy Davis

On Oct. 3, 2013, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, ended months of speculation when she announced her candidacy for governor of Texas. Held at the auditorium where she graduated from high school, her announcement settled the question of whether she’d run at the top of the ticket, but it’s also expected to open the way for Democratic candidates — ...

Analysis: Donald Trump’s Trickle-Down Effect on Texas Politics

From left: Texas Agriculture Sid Miller, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
From left: Texas Agriculture Sid Miller, 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

Donald Trump and everyone’s reaction to him might turn out to be unimportant in the next couple of election cycles. If the Republican wins the presidency, he’ll be a factor in the 2018 mid-term elections. If he doesn’t, he’ll be a memory.

Former state Sen. Wendy Davis getting ready for a television interview inside of the Wells Fargo Center, site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on July 27, 2016.
Former state Sen. Wendy Davis getting ready for a television interview inside of the Wells Fargo Center, site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on July 27, 2016.

Wendy Davis Draws Starstruck Fans at Democratic National Convention

Judging by the throngs of adoring fans at the Democratic National Convention, you'd never guess former state Sen. Wendy Davis lost her bid for Texas governor by 20 points. 

Former Texas state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on the presidential campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Dec. 18, 2015.
Former Texas state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on the presidential campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Dec. 18, 2015.

Wendy Davis "Would Love the Opportunity to Serve Again"

Nobody, including Wendy Davis, knows where she’s headed in politics. "I don't have my sights set on anything right now," she told The Texas Tribune. But she wouldn't rule out a future political run if an opportunity arises.

Governor candidate Wendy Davis thanks her supporters Oct. 22, 2014 prior to their block walking on her behalf in Travis County.
Governor candidate Wendy Davis thanks her supporters Oct. 22, 2014 prior to their block walking on her behalf in Travis County.

Clinton Camp Sending Davis to Iowa's Democratic Strongholds

As former state Sen. Wendy Davis begins stumping for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton today in Iowa, the Clinton camp expects the erstwhile gubernatorial candidate will draw interest from some key voting blocs.

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis greets supporters after holding an event Wednesday in Austin to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Davis said Clinton, the former secretary of state, holds Texas in a "very dear place in her heart."
Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis greets supporters after holding an event Wednesday in Austin to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Davis said Clinton, the former secretary of state, holds Texas in a "very dear place in her heart."

Wendy Davis Hits Iowa for Clinton Next Week

Wendy Davis, the former Texas gubernatorial candidate and state senator, will campaign for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Iowa, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday.

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, at a gubernatorial debate in Edinburg on Sept. 19, 2014.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, at a gubernatorial debate in Edinburg on Sept. 19, 2014.

Wendy Davis Will Ask High Court to Block Abortion Limits

Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who rose to national prominence after filibustering a restrictive abortion law in 2013, will join other state lawmakers from across the country in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to strike down those regulations. 

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, speaks at a women's conference in Dallas on Oct. 19, 2015.
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, speaks at a women's conference in Dallas on Oct. 19, 2015.

U.S. Rep. Veasey Keeps His Fingers Crossed

Sophomore U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, appears on track to coast to a third term representing his hybrid Dallas-Fort Worth seat in Congress. "Appears," being the operative word.

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis greets supporters after holding an event Wednesday in Austin to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Davis said Clinton, the former secretary of state, holds Texas in a "very dear place in her heart."
Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis greets supporters after holding an event Wednesday in Austin to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Davis said Clinton, the former secretary of state, holds Texas in a "very dear place in her heart."

Wendy Davis Endorses Clinton for President

Former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Wednesday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying Clinton's deep history with Texas politics will pay off come Election Day. 

State Sen. Wendy Davis speaking to the press after a Travis County Democratic campaign rally on Oct. 22, 2014.
State Sen. Wendy Davis speaking to the press after a Travis County Democratic campaign rally on Oct. 22, 2014.

Wendy Davis Fined $5,000 for Ethics Violation

The Texas Ethics Commission has fined former state Sen. Wendy Davis $5,000 after finding "credible evidence" she failed to disclose her relationship with two lobbyists on financial disclosure forms filed during her 2012 re-election campaign. 

A grassroots effort to ban fracking in Denton succeeded last fall, but has now been trumped by state lawmakers.
A grassroots effort to ban fracking in Denton succeeded last fall, but has now been trumped by state lawmakers.

Dissecting Denton: How a Texas City Banned Fracking

State lawmakers, the oil and gas industry and national environmental groups are asking deep questions about Denton, home to two universities, 277 gas wells and, now, thanks to a group of local activists, Texas’ first ban on fracking. 

Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was elected Texas governor, waves to supporters after his victory speech in Austin on Nov. 4, 2014.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was elected Texas governor, waves to supporters after his victory speech in Austin on Nov. 4, 2014.

Analysis: How Red is Texas? Count the Ways.

Republicans didn't just win their statewide elections earlier this month — they won in ways that only become apparent when you dig into the numbers. In many counties, the Democrats could not attract more than one voter in five.

Picture of Mitt Romney's Facebook page
Picture of Mitt Romney's Facebook page

The Brief: Campaigns 2.0

Examples are starting to pile up of the arrival of social media as a force with an effect on political campaigns as influential as traditional media coverage and advertising buys.

Sarah Floerke, deputy campaign manager for Greg Abbott's successful campaign for governor, oversaw an extensive field operation, spread out across Texas and costing $5 million to $6 million.
Sarah Floerke, deputy campaign manager for Greg Abbott's successful campaign for governor, oversaw an extensive field operation, spread out across Texas and costing $5 million to $6 million.

Abbott Campaign Credits Sophisticated Turnout Machine

Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign released details this week on its exhaustive ground game and voter targeting efforts. The campaign credits those efforts in aiding his eye-popping margin of victory — 20 points — over Wendy Davis