AUSTIN (AP) — A Texas Democrat has staged another state Senate floor filibuster — but don’t expect it to generate as much attention as Sen. Wendy Davis’ marathon speech four years ago.
San Antonio Democratic Sen. Jose Menendez began speaking shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday. At midnight, a key deadline passed and he killed a bill that makes it harder for some cities to annex surrounding territory.READ MORE: Heated Debate Over Whether Or Not Most People Need A COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Donna Campbell, a Republican from nearby New Braunfels, donned pink tennis shoes when she learned of Menendez’s plan. But she was urging passage.READ MORE: Stolen Vehicle With Golden Retriever Recovered, Returned To Happy Owner In Grand Prairie
In 2013, Davis wore pink tennis shoes and talked for 11-plus hours in the Senate. She delayed tough abortion restrictions that later passed in special session.
Davis left the Senate and lost a gubernatorial run in 2014.MORE NEWS: Texas 15-Year-Old Kills 3 Family Members, Shares On Social Media, Then Kills Himself
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