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Filibuster star Davis mum on Cruz marathon speech

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:27:31 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 24 2013 03:13:45 PM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

State Sen. Wendy Davis has nothing to say about Ted Cruz's vow to talk until he drops on the U.S. Senate floor.

Asked if he thought Cruz could outlast Davis and her famous summer filibuster in the Texas Senate, spokesman Hector Nieto said Tuesday: "We're not going to comment."

Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, became a national political sensation in June. That's when she remained standing for nearly 13 hours to temporarily block the Legislature's passage of strict new abortion limits statewide.

Cruz, a tea party favorite from Houston, took to a Senate podium Tuesday afternoon and vowed to talk as long as he was able.

He has called for Congress to force a partial government shutdown rather than approve funding for the White House-backed health care law.