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CBS: PROJECTION: Republican Greg Abbott Defeats Wendy Davis in Texas Governor's Race

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Source: CBS News / Mother Jones

@CBSNews: RT @CBSPolitics: PROJECTION: Republican Greg Abbott defeats Wendy Davis in Texas governor's race http://t.co/yOZbz7l1k4/s/YXRU

Wendy Davis Loses Big in Texas

The Lone Star State just got even redder.
—Tim Murphy on Tue. November 4, 2014 10:04 PM PDT

Texas Democrats started the 2014 election cycle with a dream of turning the state blue for the first time in two decades, buoyed by a progressive hero on the ballot and an influx of outside cash and organizers. Instead, the nation's biggest red state just got even redder. On Tuesday, for the fifth consecutive cycle, Texas Republicans swept statewide offices, including the race for governor, where Republican attorney general Greg Abbott cruised past Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis.

It was Abbott who made the decision to hire now-Sen. Ted Cruz to be the state's first solicitor general, and it was Abbott—more so even than retiring Gov. Rick Perry—who epitomized his state's antagonistic relationship with Washington, suing the Obama administration no fewer than 27 times in his first five years. ("I go into the office, I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home," Abbott likes to tell Republican audiences.) Lest he be tempted to move to the center, voters also tapped state Sen. Dan Patrick to be his lieutenant governor, a position that's disproportionately powerful in Texas because it serves a dual legislative and executive function. Patrick has said that God speaks to the world through Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, and warned that migrants are bringing "third-world diseases" with them across the border.

Winning in the Lone Star State was always supposed to be an uphill battle for Democrats in 2014, a point that Battleground Texas, the field-organizing outfit launched last spring by a group of Obama campaign volunteers, made clear from the get-go. When Davis jumped into the race, the time-frame shifted. As the group's executive director, Jenn Brown, told me in September, Davis' candidacy settled a chicken-and-egg dilemma that had been confounding organizers: "Great people don't want to run unless they feel there's an infrastructure to support them, but it's hard to get great infrastructure without great candidates."

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/greg-abbott-wendy-davis-texas

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Reply CBS: PROJECTION: Republican Greg Abbott Defeats Wendy Davis in Texas Governor's Race (Original post)
Hissyspit Nov 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #1
Lithos Nov 2014 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #5
BP2 Nov 2014 #6
catrose Nov 2014 #7
OLDMADAM Nov 2014 #21
misterhighwasted Nov 2014 #2
Phlem Nov 2014 #3
sammy750 Nov 2014 #8
Judi Lynn Nov 2014 #13
NBachers Nov 2014 #15
Post removed Nov 2014 #29
NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #30
LibDemAlways Nov 2014 #9
Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #22
Hulk Nov 2014 #10
Paladin Nov 2014 #24
tclambert Nov 2014 #11
lordsummerisle Nov 2014 #12
tclambert Nov 2014 #14
redruddyred Nov 2014 #16
christx30 Nov 2014 #17
Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #25
lunasun Nov 2014 #18
CapnSteve Nov 2014 #19
Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #26
KamaAina Nov 2014 #20
Name removed Nov 2014 #23
MrScorpio Nov 2014 #27
candelista Nov 2014 #28
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #31
Post removed Jan 2015 #32

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:07 PM

1. Goddamn it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:11 PM

4. She lost when the Voter ID law was upheld

(for the election)...

I am wanting the numbers to be better than 44% to show that the state is indeed growing more Purple.

L-

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Response to Lithos (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:12 PM

5. I'm sure you're right. Thanks for the info, my dear Lithos. n/t

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Response to Lithos (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:16 PM

6. The vote spread is 360,000 votes ...

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Response to Lithos (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:17 PM

7. Ditto,

Both to Peggy and Lithos

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Response to Lithos (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 02:34 AM

21. I am so dissapointed.. I had such great hopes, but knew it was am up hill battle..

She was so dynamic, and refreshing, I really thought it would be much closer.. Oh well.. sniff..

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:09 PM

2. Good Fight Wendy Davis!! Love you & Thank You

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:09 PM

3. Fuck!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:17 PM

8. ABBOTT had the votes fixed anyway. so no change of Davis winning.

The GOP is the biggest scandal of the century. Huge voter suppression and fixing the voting machines so they didn't register right. The GOP is the biggest fraud, AG Holder will be busy undoing all the GOP fraud wins

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Response to sammy750 (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:23 PM

13. Sure hope something will be done. Thank you, sammy750. n/t

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Response to sammy750 (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:46 PM

15. nothing will be done . . . nothing will be done . . . nothing will be done . . .

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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 04:14 PM

30. smackdown

 

Response to sammy750 (Reply #8)Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:33 AM
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29. THe GOP rigged the machines?

BASTARDS! they rigged them all to Favor us just to make us look bad.


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:18 PM

9. The number of morons out there who vote for these

dirtbags is astonishing. Voting against one's own best interest seems to be the rule rather than exception in far too many places.

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:24 AM

22. Not just their own best interests, they are indeed voting against humanity and civilization.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:19 PM

10. It's Texas....

I would have really been surprised if she even stood a chance of winning. Too many bible-thumping, goat-roping, gohmert-types in the lone-star state.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:11 AM

24. Well, as long as you derive some satisfaction from it, we Texas DU'ers are OK. (nt)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:22 PM

11. Damn.

I had hopes for this one.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:23 PM

12. That sucks n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:24 PM

14. CNN reports Cornyn(R) will hold his Senate seat in Texas, also.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:10 PM

16. with all the minorities they're throwing in jail down thataway

 

texas is likely to remain red longer than we'd like.

oh well. I liked telling people that I was voting for her.

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Response to redruddyred (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:17 PM

17. I've had Wendy signs

in my front yard for 2 months now. Also my wifi network is called Wendy2014, in case anyone with a cell phone is jogging by some time. And I was very happy to vote for Wendy today. I'm disappointed that she's losing, but I'd rather vote for a cactus than Greg Abbot.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:24 AM

25. Our little crew in Hays & Travus counties might have made them...

 

We hammered together about 3,500 of them over two Saturdays. Hard to win when there is suspect party structure at the state and national levels.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:35 PM

18. ugh

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:55 PM

19. 360,000? Interesting that that is just the amount Justice RBG said...

...would be denied the right to vote with the Texas Voter ID law (she said 400,000, actually, but that is too close to be a coincidence!). Help us AG Holder!

Steve, a Texan and a "FOW" - Friend of Wendy!

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Response to CapnSteve (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:30 AM

26. Wendy davis lost by almost a million votes.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:59 PM

20. Yippee! We have a disabled governor!

 

He's gonna be so awesome for all the services we need down there! I can hardly wait!

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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:39 AM

27. Yep, still not planning to go back to Texas anytime soon

Besides, we've got our own problems here in Michigan.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 05:42 PM

31. K&R

 

''The men that American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest the most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.'' - H.L. Mencken

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