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Abilenians gather to watch Sen. Wendy Davis' announcement to run for governor

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:45:47 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 04 2013 12:27:09 PM CDT
Wendy Davis
ABILENE, Texas -

An announcement from Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis drew a crowd Thursday afternoon.

Members of the political group Battleground Texas, the Taylor County Democratic Party and The Big Country Chapter of Texas Democratic Women gathered at The Firehouse Bar and Grill to watch the announcement from Davis that she will run for governor in the 2014 election. 

The Fort Worth Democrat gained national spotlight over the summer with a 13-hour filibuster against new abortion restrictions.

She's hoping to fill the shoes of the longest-serving governor of The Lone Star State, Rick Perry.

The last Democrat elected governor of Texas was Ann Richards in 1990.