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Wendy Davis for Governor?

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State Sen. Wendy Davis dons a back support belt given to her by colleagues during her seventh hour of filibustering during the final day of the legislative special session, as the Texas Senate considers an abortion bill in Austin.  ( Louis DeLuca /MCT )

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who electrified her state and the nation with last week's 11-hour filibuster to block a sweeping assault on reproductive rights, and who promises to keep up the fight this week as the legislature is called into special session, is suddenly the most interesting prospective gubernatorial candidate in the nation.

When she appeared last week on the MSNBC show All In with Chris Hayes, the Democratic legislator was asked if she might run in 2014 against Republican Governor Rick Perry. Her reply? "You know, I would be lying if I told you that I hadn't had aspirations to run for a statewide office."

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A close political ally went even further, acknowledging that the veteran local official and legislator is "looking very closely" at the 2014 race. "Certainly, the events over the last week or so show a groundswell in Texas," says Davis associate Matt Angle, who directs the Democratic political firm Lone Star Project. "We have to see if it all adds up to a statewide campaign."

As a matter of fact, it does add up.

The woman who so shook Perry that he started taking personal shots at her has the necessary name recognition, thousands of enthusiastic supporters and the potential to raise significant campaign cash from small donors across Texas and nationwide.

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