Yes. Abortion Barbie. Remember her?
‘I’m running for our children and grandchildren, so they can live and love’
Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is putting on her pink shoes and running for office again.
The former Texas state senator announced Monday she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Chip Roy (R., Texas) in Texas’s 21st Congressional District.
Davis, who became a media and progressive sensation in 2013 with an ultimately unsuccessful filibuster of a pro-life bill in the Texas legislature, said in her announcement video she was running “for our children and grandchildren.”
“I’m running for Congress because people’s voices are still being silenced,” she said in an announcement video. “I’m running for our children and grandchildren, so they can live and love and fight for change themselves.”
She’ll have to hope it goes better than her last bid for elected office.
Propelled by her viral filibuster, Davis won the Texas Democratic nomination for the governor’s race in 2014. She ran a widely panned campaign, however, teetering between embracing stances too liberal for Texas and unconvincingly pitching herself to the middle. She also ran an ad targeting Republican opponent Greg Abbott, a paraplegic, by showing an empty wheelchair and saying he spent his career working against other victims.