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Wendy Davis Is Running For Governor, But Can She Really Win?

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As for the Texas Lyceum poll—right now the real winner is “don’t know,” which leads the way with 50 percent of the hypothetical vote—making this game a lot harder to call prematurely.

So, that brings us back to the question echoing in Texas at the moment, can she really win? But maybe that’s not even the most pressing question for state dems right now, who, after years of defeat, easily succumb to hopelessness. Perhaps the more salient question for them is what can they win in the process? Davis’ notoriety was born of opposition to one of the harshest abortion laws in the nation, a measure that signifies religious right and conservative dominance. Along her path to last week’s announcement, Davis energized a “sleeping giant” base of voters and activists fed up with draconian laws, the failings of current leadership and an unflattering national reputation as THE state for misogynistic, inequitable and corrupt policies. Even if Davis loses, she and her followers stand a real chance of reclaiming a serious stance in our statewide political debates for years to come.

Time will tell if those iconic pink sneakers make their way up to the governor’s mansion– but for now, in many ways, Davis is already winning.

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