The Female Ticket

January 1, 2014 - 5:04 PM
FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, Democratic state senators, from left, Kirk Watson, Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte and Royce West participate in a pro-abortion rights rally at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas. Davis and Van de Putte are going for a new kind of history in the U.S.: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor. The two Democrats may carry the best odds yet in their run in Texas: If they prevail in their March primaries as expected, political experts say, it would be only the fifth time in at least 20 years that a party has nominated women for both governor and lieutenant governor. (AP Photo/Statesman.com, Jay Janner, File)