Davis made the announcement in front of a hometown crowd at the Wylie G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, where she received her high school diploma.
“We love Texas not only for how good it is, but for how great we know it can be,” Davis said in her speech. “With the right kind of leadership, the great state of Texas will keep its sacred promise that where you start has nothing to do with how far you can go.”
In June, Davis was catapulted onto the national stage after leading a 13-hour filibuster attempting to block the passage of tough abortion restrictions. The law was temporarily blocked, but later passed during a second special session of the Texas legislature.
Davis' opponents plan to use her support for abortion rights to rally conservative Christian voters next fall. About 40 anti-abortion demonstrators marched outside the venue where Davis was speaking Thursday, and Texas Right to Life plans to begin airing an ad over the weekend that calls her an "abortion zealot."
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