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Democrats Crank Up Pressure on Wendy Davis to Run for Governor

Update: Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa has released a statement explaining the new website gathering support for a Davis run for Governor.

"We know she can win this race. Wendy has faced long odds before – and they've never stopped her. But before she decides to run, we need to show her that we have her back."

Original post (12:04 p.m.): Texas Democrats appear on the fence over whether Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, should run for governor in 2014 – much like the candidate herself.

But with nobody else on the ballot so far, the minority party is ramping up its efforts to make sure their new rising star will have money and manpower – just in case.

Today the state party launched a website asking voters to "Join Texans across the state who want Senator Wendy Davis to run for Governor."

The site asks for name and contact info, along with several boxes to check asking, among other things, if you'd be willing to help the campaign by voting, or making calls, or donating money.

The state party tweeted this afternoon:

"Tell Senator Davis if she runs for Governor, you have her back." #iwantwendy

similar website, pictured above, was launched today by Annie's List, a political group that supports the election of women in Texas.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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