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Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis says she will run for re-election or governor

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Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who made headlines last month when she staged a lengthy filibuster to protest anti-abortion legislation in the state, said Monday she still is mulling a run for governor or re-election but has ruled out any other statewide office.

“I’m working very hard to decide what my next steps will be,” said the Democrat during an event at Washington’s National Press Club. “I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices; either my state Senate seat or the governor.”

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has said he won’t run for re-election in 2014.

Davis, 50, said Texas voters want “a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership that we’re seeing in our state government right now.”

Davis’ 11-hour filibuster temporary blocked Republican-crafted restrictions on abortion access, though the bill later passed both the House and Senate and was signed by Perry.

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Sean Lengell

Congressional Correspondent
The Washington Examiner