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: Police Need Help Identifying Suspect After Injured Puppy Abandoned At Hulsey Park
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: Many North Texas Teachers To Receive Pay Raises, Bonuses At Start Of New School Year
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: Armed 'Federales' Approach Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Fishing With Family Along Rio Grande River
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