A longtime advocate and public servant for the people of Texas
Wendy Davis is a former Texas State Senator, the 2014 Texas Democratic Gubernatorial nominee, and founder of Deeds Not Words, a non-profit focused on inspiring young women to engage in public and political discourse. She was the first in her family to attend college; Davis began at community college, ultimately graduating from Texas Christian University and Harvard Law School. She spent nine years on the Fort Worth City Council before flipping a Republican seat in the Texas State Senate in 2008.
Davis has seen firsthand the corrupting influence of money in our political system, and will be a steadfast fighter for reform
In her time in the Texas State Senate, Davis fought for all of her constituents, not just the ones who could write campaign checks. She saw the torrent of special interest cash unleashed by Citizens United, and knows that’s not how our democracy is supposed to work. She has pledged not to accept any money from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists, and in Congress, will never be beholden to special interests.
A chance to flip a seat blue
The demographics in TX-21 are shifting, making the seat increasingly winnable for Democrats. Davis’ opponent formerly ran Ted Cruz’s Super PAC, and is part of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party. After Democrats narrowly lost this seat in 2018, there’s a real shot to turn this district blue and replace an incumbent who is part of the Big Money problem in Washington.
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