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Why Dan Patrick doesn't want this movie filmed in the Texas Senate

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has a message for the folks filming a movie about former state Sen. Wendy Davis and her 2013 filibuster.

Stay away.

"If I have anything to do with that, I'm not going to let them use the Senate chamber to shoot because they have already disgraced it once," media reports show he recently told the Texas Public Policy Foundation. "I'm not going to let them do it again."

The movie is based on the more than 13-hour filibuster by Davis, then a Democrat from Fort Worth, against a measure geared to restrict access to abortions. The filibuster gained nationwide attention and ended up sparking a gubernatorial bid for Davis, which she ended up losing to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Davis has since moved to Austin.

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock will star in the movie, "Let Her Speak."

Patrick, who has received a copy of the movie script that portrays him as the villain, has described the night of the filibuster as "a very bad night."

Helping hand?

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush recently received a helping hand from Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. tweeted that "Texas conservatives have a clear choice: Bush for Texas Land Commissioner."

Bush, who lived in Fort Worth before he was elected to office, faces a handful of challengers in the March 6 Republican primary, including former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

Bush recently won the 2018 Tarrant County Candidate Fair Straw Poll for this race.

Key election dates

Feb. 20 — March 2 Early voting

Feb. 23 — The last day to apply for a ballot by mail

March 6 — Primary election



Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley





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