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Wendy Davis says she's also mulling Texas Senate run in 2020

3 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, March 05 2019 Mar 5, 2019 March 05, 2019 1:59 PM March 05, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By PAUL J. WEBER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Wendy Davis of Texas says she's considering a U.S. Senate run in 2020 but is waiting to see whether another high-profile Democrat, Rep. Joaquin Castro, gets in the race.

Davis hasn't run for office since losing the governor's race in 2014 following her filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in the Texas Capitol that went viral online. She said Tuesday she supports Castro but wants him to decide soon whether he'll challenge Republican Sen. John Cornyn.

Castro, whose twin brother is Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, confirmed last week he's weighing a Senate run, but gave no decision timetable.

Davis remains a draw for Democrats and has become a prominent national voice for women's rights. If she doesn't go for Senate, Davis says it's unlikely she would run for Congress instead.

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