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Who is Wendy Davis?

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Senator Wendy Davis is no stranger to Texas politics and her filibuster Tuesday is only expected to throw her more into the state spotlight.

A single mother and Harvard graduate, Davis wasn't chosen at random for Tuesday's filibuster duties. She was selected by Democrats for that very reason that many women can relate to her story.

Davis is a big supporter of Planned Parenthood, which she credits for helping her with healthcare throughout her younger years.

Davis served on the Ft. Worth City Council for nearly a decade before being elected to the Texas Senate in 2008.

The mother of two also stood on the Senate floor to filibuster education cuts proposed by Republicans in 2011 Legislature, that filibuster wasn't quite as long as Tuesday's.

Supporters say she is a courageous voice for Texas women. Opponents say she is growing weak and won't be able to stand up for the nearly 13 hour filibuster that it would take to kill the abortion bill.

Davis must filibuster till midnight to kill the abortion bill. If she's successful it's quite possible we'll see a second special session.

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