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  •  I'd rather see her run for US Senate. (10+ / 0-)

    The Governorship of Texas is less impressive and less important than it sounds. The LT Gov and the Lege wield the real power. (H/T Molly Ivins)
    But Cornyn is up in 2014 and I'd love to see Wendy knock him out of DC!
    I'll back her either way, but she's what we need more of at the National level.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:50:19 PM PDT

    •  I think she could lead a blue wave in Texas (6+ / 0-)

      I think she's got that potential.

    •  I'd agree accept.. (9+ / 0-)

      At some point we have to get serious about handling the statehouses.   We keep pushing people into the senate and national, and as a result redistricting, state bills and legislation go against us.

      While it may seem "not as important" there are a lot of women in Texas who would love to have someone in that office who could sign some legislation with a VETO instead of a name.

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      by Chris Reeves on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 03:14:00 PM PDT

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      •  There ya go! (1+ / 0-)
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        We keep demanding that our favorite Dem politicians run for National office, but we never consider that we're depriving our State legislatures of them.  Wendy is NEEDED right where she is!  All this crap, defunding planned parenthood, trap laws for women's clinics, voter ID laws, stand your ground laws, gerrymandering Congressional Districts,, refusing Medicaid funding, concealed carry, mandatory vaginal probing, all this crap is happening in the individual states.  And it's happening in part because the National Party is in such a hurry to move our best legislators our of their states.  And the reason they do it is pretty clear- fundraisers in DC  for national office bring bigger donations from bigger donors.The party absolutely has to stop neglecting local politics.
        Stay in Texas where you can do some good, Wendy!

    •  I was thinking the same thing! (4+ / 0-)
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      I mean, the Republicans will nominate someone hard right.  And the trouble that we've had in Texas is that even when we get good Democratic candidates, they can't raise enough money for an effective statewide campaign.  Davis could raise that kind of money and she's already got name recognition.  

      Governor of Texas is a part-time job anyway.

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      by SoCalLiberal on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 03:15:59 PM PDT

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      •  The National Dems... (1+ / 0-)
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        need to get behind Davis with money, talking points, and visits to help her campaign. I think if Bill White had gotten more support from the national level he might have won. Every hispanic Democratic 'name' would need to visit to promote Davis, voter registration, and voting.

    •  Take out Big Bad John? Awesome (0+ / 0-)

      I'd love to see it happen. But she would also make a great governor.

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      by Pale Jenova on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 05:20:33 PM PDT

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    •  No. There's a mess in the gov mansion (0+ / 0-)

      that needs some bleaching and she seems to have her priorities in the right place to be able to do it.

      Don't get me wrong, I despise my senators, but she may be a rare corruption resistant pol.  Plenty of time for her to sell out to the Village crowd after a few terms as governor.

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      by The Dead Man on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 06:16:37 PM PDT

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    •  Technically correct... (0+ / 0-)

      but one of the real powers the TX Gov exercises is the appointments to many state boards. Since Perry has been stacking the boards for over a decade his influence is felt throughout the state regulations. Even if a Democratic Gov had a Republican lege it would be beneficial to see the boards swept clean of the right-wing influence.

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