So what, Democrats and Republicans alike will ask, about Wendy Davis? Since the state senator’s high-profile filibuster of the abortion ban, Democrats have begun clamoring for the Fort Worth Democrat to jump in the race. While it’s hard to see any path to a statewide Democratic victory in 2014, a recent poll showed Davis faring better against Abbott than Perry, although Abbott still led her 48-40 in a possible matchup.
While the odds are that Abbott will dominate the race, he’s still not a sure thing. For one thing, he still hasn’t even announced. If memory serves, in 2011, the presumed frontrunner waited until the last minute to announce his bid for president. His name was Rick Perry.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Texas gubernatorial race—and which likely candidate might just leave everyone else in their dust.