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Former Gubernatorial Contender Davis Rules Out 2020 Senate Run

Wendy Davis has ruled out a bid for one Texas’ two U.S. Senate seats, but is reportedly looking at a different route to Washington in 2020.

Last week, it was reported that Davis, a Texas Democrat who faced Greg Abbott in the state’s 2014 race for governor, would not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2020 after months of speculation. However, the former State Senator and pro-choice activist is reportedly taking a look at challenging Chip Roy for his U.S. House District 21 seat in 2020. Roy narrowly kept the seat in the Republican column in 2020, edging out Democrat Joseph Kopser by three points.

"I'm looking very seriously at Congressional District 21," Davis said on a recently released podcast.

Davis’ exit leaves Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat, as one of the highest-profile candidates who is reportedly taking a look at running for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Republican incumbent John Cornyn and independent Dwayne Stovall have already launched bids for the seat.

Davis/Photo by Campaign

Davis/Photo by Campaign

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