AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 25: State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) stands after the Democrats defeated the anti-abortion bill SB5, which was up for a vote on the last day of the legislative special session June 25, 2013 in Austin, Texas. A combination of Sen. Davis' 13-hour filibuster and protests by reproductive rights advocates helped to ultimately defeat the controversial abortion legislation at midnight. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
Democrat Wendy Davis is out to rejuvenate her run for Texas governor by reviving the message that followed her nearly 13-hour filibuster a year ago: Despite what it looks like, the fight isn't over.
The Fort Worth state senator is predicting victory this November heading into the Texas Democratic Convention that begins Thursday in Dallas. Party delegates and frustrated supporters are eager to find momentum that's been elusive against heavily favored Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott.
As doubt grows about Davis' chances, the Fort Worth state senator delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday night in Austin on the anniversary of her star-making filibuster. She harnessed the defiant tone she commanded in a rowdy Senate chamber last summer as she blasted Republicans on abortion Wednesday.
Davis will address delegates Friday night.