After a triumphant visit to D.C. last month, Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is back to the nation’s capital today as the headliner at the prestigious National Press Club at a luncheon on Monday.
The luncheon, which will be broadcast by C-Span and live-streamed at press.org, was moved from a smaller room to the main ballroom after ticket sales soared. Davis became a household name nationally after her 11
hour filibuster stopped a bill restricting abortion services from becoming law.
Although the bill ultimately passed in another special session of the legislature, her stance – and her running shoes - brought her a wave of media attention and a lot of talk of running for governor. She held two sold-out fundraisers in D.C. in July.
Davis is maintaining her national profile and will speak at a San Francisco fundraiser Aug. 16 for Emily’s List, a pro-choice political action committee.
-- Maria Recio, McClatchy Washington Bureau