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DC lobbyists will stand with Wendy Davis next week

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State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Texas, after achieving national fame with her talking filibuster of a bill banning abortions after five months of pregnancy, plans to stand with lobbyists at a fundraiser in Washington D.C. next week, the Washington Examiner has learned.

Prospective donors should contribute $500 apiece to have breakfast with Davis, the invitation email — which the Washington Examiner obtained from a lobbyist — suggests.

The invitation names Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., as Davis’ sponsors at the fundraiser, which will take place next Thursday at Johnny’s Half Shell, a restaurant near the the Capitol.

Davis has hinted at the possibility of a run for governor in Texas, but she has not announced a candidacy. Attorney General Greg Abbott, R-Texas, stands as the favorite to win his party’s nomination to replace retiring Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.

BH Strategies, which has previously worked with Shaheen and to raise money for Planned Parenthood, sent out the invitation.

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