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Wendy Davis – elected to the state Senate in 2008 – made waves last June when she stood for nearly 12 hours on the Senate floor to filibuster an anti-abortion bill that shut down multiple abortion clinics across Texas. Davis has been a huge supporter of abortion rights throughout her campaign for governor – she is the target of infamous nickname “Abortion Barbie.” Davis trails Attorney General Greg Abbott by eight points in a recent poll — the smallest gap in polling numbers so far  – and has been in par with fundraising totals. Davis’s campaign released its first TV attack ad this month against her Republican opponent. 

“I’m proud to be an elected official who has fought for issues that have a unique impact on women.” 

- Wendy Davis #Women2014 

Wendy Davis – elected to the state Senate in 2008 – made waves last June when she stood for nearly 12 hours on the Senate floor to filibuster an anti-abortion bill that shut down multiple abortion clinics across Texas. Davis has been a huge supporter of abortion rights throughout her campaign for governor – she is the target of infamous nickname “Abortion Barbie.” Davis trails Attorney General Greg Abbott by eight points in a recent poll — the smallest gap in polling numbers so far – and has been in par with fundraising totals. Davis’s campaign released its first TV attack ad this month against her Republican opponent. 

“I’m proud to be an elected official who has fought for issues that have a unique impact on women.”

- Wendy Davis #Women2014 

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito could become the first female US senator from West Virginia

"Remember that each day is another opportunity to succeed and to make a difference in the world. Wake up each morning with renewed enthusiasm and keep working hard, regardless of the challenges of the day. Be confident and do not hold back. If you stand by your beliefs, work hard and surround yourself with supportive people, you will accomplish great things." 

- Shelley Capito #Women2014