Get your red sneakers ready: Wendy Davis is definitely running for governor in 2014, according to multiple sources. YES.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and her advisers have begun informing influential Democrats that she intends to run for governor in 2014, according to multiple sources familiar with Davis’s conversations.
Davis advisers declined to confirm that she will enter the governor’s race, but Davis consultant Hector Nieto said the senator has made up her mind about 2014 and will unveil her plans next week.
“Sen. Davis has decided what she will do and she looks forward to making that announcement with her grass-roots supporters on Oct. 3,” Nieto said.
"It would be a major shock to her closest allies if she were to reverse course before that event and opt out of the election," Politico reports. Of course, she still has to win the election, which will be the first open-seat governor’s race in Texas since 1990. Is Texas ready for literally the exact opposite of #1 Fetus Protector Rick Perry? We hope so.