Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Wendy Davis is raising eyebrows for her vow to make “investing in our Texas children” her first priority as governor.
Davis earned national attention in June with her 11-hour filibuster against a contentious state Senate bill outlawing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Reaction to her statement has poured in on social media:
“I care about the life of every child, every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future,” Davis said during a speech last month.
In the opening remarks of her filibuster, Davis said she was “rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans” and called Republican efforts to pass the bill a “raw abuse of power.”
President Barack Obama’s official Twitter account expressed support for Davis as her filibuster entered its ninth hour:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.