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FILE -  In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is speeks during her filibuster of an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill will get another chance next week now that the Gov. Rick Perry has called another special legislative session. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Wendy Davis for Texas governor in 2014?

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

WASHINGTON — Texas Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis might just make a bid for governor in 2014.

“A lot of people are asking me that question lately as you can imagine,” Davis said in response to an audience question regarding her gubernatorial ambitions at a National Press Club luncheon Monday.

“I am working very hard to decide what my next steps will be. I do think that in Texas people feel like we need a change from the very fractured very partisan leadership that we are seeing in our state government right now,” the so-called Democratic rising star said.

When asked if there were any other statewide offices she would consider, Davis said there are only two seats she is considering.

“I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: Either my state Senate seat or the governor,” she said.

Davis rose to prominence in June when she staged a 13-hour filibuster to temporarily block abortion restricting legislation in Texas.

The bill became law in July, however Davis’ name has been bandied about as a possible Democratic candidate for governor.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced last month that he will not be running for reelection. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, announced his candidacy for governor that same month.

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