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Wendy Davis: I'll run for state senate or governor

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It's down to two choices for State Senator Wendy Davis – run for her senate seat again or run for governor.

Davis made the comments Monday at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington D.C.

"I'm working very hard to decide what my next steps will be," Davis told the audience.

The Fort Worth democrat said she hopes to make a final decision in the next couple of weeks.

She also described the GOP leadership in Texas as fractured and disconnected. She tackled predominantly Republican issues like transportation and water funding, while explaining her political passions for women's rights and consumer protection.

University of Texas at Arlington political science Professor Allan Saxe believes she will run for governor, but has reservations about her chances. 

"It's going to be tough, very tough," Saxe said, "and I think the Democrats know it."

Davis gained statewide and national attention for her 12 hour filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate on June 26.

The filibuster stopped an abortion restrictions bill from passing in the first special session of the Texas Legislature.

The bill was reintroduced in a second special session and eventually passed.

Just as Davis' words and presence energized liberals after defeating the bill, Saxe says conservatives gained momentum by passing it.

To win in 2014, he adds she has to prove she's well-versed in all areas and get the job done.

"She's going to have to talk a lot more than just abortion," Saxe said, "and the Republicans will come back and say, when the economy hit, Texas survived better than the rest."

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