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Wendy Davis, Texas State Senator, Has Firebombs Thrown At Her Office

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/21/2012 11:55 am Updated: 03/21/2012 12:17 pm

Wendy Davis Texas Senate

An arrest was made Tuesday evening in an apparent firebombing outside the Fort Worth office of a Democratic Texas state senator.

The Star-Telegram reported that Fort Worth Police made an arrest around 11 p.m. of the unidentified man in the case. State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) had said that "homemade incendiary devices" were left outside her office door in a business park. Davis was not in the Senate office at the time of the incident.

WFAA reported that staffers heard the devices go off around 4 p.m. Texas time, and then discovered flames outside of the office. A Davis staffer was able to extinguish the fire after jumping over the flames, and no one was injured in the attack. Davis was taken from her Fort Worth law office by state police officials for her own protection Tuesday.

Davis, a former Fort Worth city councilwoman, was elected to the Texas Senate in 2008 and serves on committees overseeing education, transportation, homeland security, military installations and international relations. According to her official state biography she was named the 2009 "Rookie of the Year" in the legislature by Texas Monthly Magazine and has also been recognized by Texas Watch and AARP for her Senate work and is an expert on transportation issues.

Davis told CW33 in Dallas that she would not change her Senate work in light of the attack.


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