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Former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis to campaign for Hillary Clinton

Former state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is traveling to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Former state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is traveling to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Star-Telegram

Former state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth is back in politics.

For someone else, anyway.

Davis will travel to Iowa next week, helping campaign for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Davis, the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Texas, endorsed Clinton for president in September.

“I do believe Hillary has shown herself to be the exemplary candidate in terms of the person who’s best equipped to do this,” Davis said when making the endorsement.

Davis, a former Fort Worth councilwoman and state senator who gained national attention for a 2013 filibuster against an abortion bill, unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2014 against Republican Greg Abbott.

After losing by more than 20 percentage points, or nearly 1 million votes, she stayed out of the limelight for awhile.

In recent months she has been traveling and giving public speeches, and has talked about an initiative to promote gender equality that she hopes to unveil this year. She has also said she’s working on a TV show pilot based loosely on her life.

Davis will travel to Iowa Dec. 17-18, attending seven grassroots organizing events in cities ranging from Des Moines to Cedar Falls, on behalf of Clinton.

There, she will talk about “Clinton’s commitment to protecting women’s access to health care and defending Planned Parenthood from Republican’s attacks,” according to the Clinton campaign.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley

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