By most accounts, Tuesday’s dramatic state Senate action was a defining moment for Sen. Wendy Davis, who spent 10 hours filibustering an abortion bill, and for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who managed to cut that filibuster short.
But when it was over, Davis was being cheered from the galleries and touted as a likely candidate for higher office while Dewhurst was left to explain why the controversial bill did not pass — and how he lost control of the chamber during the unprecedented pandemonium that prevented a vote before midnight.
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