Clayton sandell, abc news, denver. Now a show down in texas. Between a fire brand woman in tennis shoes and the texas governor. Wendy davis became a folk hero to her supporters after talking for 11... See More
Clayton sandell, abc news, denver. Now a show down in texas. Between a fire brand woman in tennis shoes and the texas governor. Wendy davis became a folk hero to her supporters after talking for 11 hours to try to keep current law in texas from changing. Today, enter texas governor rick perry creating a kind of high noon between the two of them. Reporter: Tonight, it's a true texas showdown. The state senator -- in pink tennis shoes -- versus the governor. What we witnessed tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process. Reporter: This -- members, I'm rising on the floor today -- Reporter: -- Is what angered rick perry. Wendy davis' 11-hour filibuster -- no food or water -- to stop a bill that would make abortion nearly impossible in texas. It worked. And davis' shoes, which she wore to endure standing all that time, are now a trending search term. Today, perry made it personal. She was a teenage mother herself. It is just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example. Reporter: The senator, a harvard lawyer, who got that standing ovation, was having none of it. I thought it demeend the office he holds. Reporter: So monday, just a couple hours past high noon, perry has told texas lawmakers to be back to the capitol for the showdown on abortion and the senator in pink tennis shoes. David kerley, abc news, washington.
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