Wendy Davis will hit the D.C. fundraising circuit

Following her marathon filibuster of a Texas abortion measure, Davis has reportedly pulled in almost $1 million

Published July 16, 2013 1:40PM (EDT)

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D, raised her profile to a national level following her marathon filibuster of Texas' strict new abortion measure - and now she may soon have the campaign cash to match.

Davis is heading to Washington for two fundraisers with Democratic senators, the Huffington Post reports. From HuffPo:

Davis will hold two fundraisers on July 25, according to invitations shared with The Huffington Post. The first will be a breakfast costing $500 per person at the popular fundraising spot Johnny's Half Shell. Special guests will include Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

The second, lower-dollar event, will be a happy hour at the bar Local 16, with tickets ranging from $25 to $250.

All of this will add to the haul that Davis has taken in since her filibuster. The Texas Tribune reports that Davis raised almost $1 million in the second half of June.

Davis is expected to decide in the next few weeks whether to run for governor, to fill Rick Perry's seat. Last week, she said it depended on her ability to raise the kind of money to be competitive in the race. “I think my chances of doing that have definitely improved, especially because we are seeing such a broad base of supporters,” she said last week, the Tribune reports.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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