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Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:06 PM Nov 2014

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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CBS: PROJECTION: Republican Greg Abbott Defeats Wendy Davis in Texas Governor's Race (Original Post) Hissyspit Nov 2014 OP
Goddamn it. CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #1
She lost when the Voter ID law was upheld Lithos Nov 2014 #4
I'm sure you're right. Thanks for the info, my dear Lithos. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #5
The vote spread is 360,000 votes ... BP2 Nov 2014 #6
Ditto, catrose Nov 2014 #7
I am so dissapointed.. I had such great hopes, but knew it was am up hill battle.. OLDMADAM Nov 2014 #21
Good Fight Wendy Davis!! Love you & Thank You misterhighwasted Nov 2014 #2
Fuck! Phlem Nov 2014 #3
ABBOTT had the votes fixed anyway. so no change of Davis winning. sammy750 Nov 2014 #8
Sure hope something will be done. Thank you, sammy750. n/t Judi Lynn Nov 2014 #13
nothing will be done . . . nothing will be done . . . nothing will be done . . . NBachers Nov 2014 #15
Post removed Post removed Nov 2014 #29
smackdown NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #30
The number of morons out there who vote for these LibDemAlways Nov 2014 #9
Not just their own best interests, they are indeed voting against humanity and civilization. Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #22
It's Texas.... Hulk Nov 2014 #10
Well, as long as you derive some satisfaction from it, we Texas DU'ers are OK. (nt) Paladin Nov 2014 #24
Damn. tclambert Nov 2014 #11
That sucks n/t lordsummerisle Nov 2014 #12
CNN reports Cornyn(R) will hold his Senate seat in Texas, also. tclambert Nov 2014 #14
with all the minorities they're throwing in jail down thataway redruddyred Nov 2014 #16
I've had Wendy signs christx30 Nov 2014 #17
Our little crew in Hays & Travus counties might have made them... Eleanors38 Nov 2014 #25
ugh lunasun Nov 2014 #18
360,000? Interesting that that is just the amount Justice RBG said... CapnSteve Nov 2014 #19
Wendy davis lost by almost a million votes. Travis_0004 Nov 2014 #26
Yippee! We have a disabled governor! KamaAina Nov 2014 #20
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2014 #23
Yep, still not planning to go back to Texas anytime soon MrScorpio Nov 2014 #27
Davis concession speech here. candelista Nov 2014 #28
K&R DeSwiss Nov 2014 #31
Post removed Post removed Jan 2015 #32

Lithos

(26,403 posts)
4. She lost when the Voter ID law was upheld
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:11 PM
Nov 2014

(for the election)...

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

L-

OLDMADAM

(82 posts)
21. I am so dissapointed.. I had such great hopes, but knew it was am up hill battle..
Wed Nov 5, 2014, 02:34 AM
Nov 2014

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

sammy750

(165 posts)
8. ABBOTT had the votes fixed anyway. so no change of Davis winning.
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:17 PM
Nov 2014

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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NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
30. smackdown
Wed Nov 5, 2014, 04:14 PM
Nov 2014
Response to sammy750 (Reply #8)Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:33 AM
smackdown (1 post)
29. THe GOP rigged the machines?

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


LibDemAlways

(15,139 posts)
9. The number of morons out there who vote for these
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:18 PM
Nov 2014

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

 

Hulk

(6,699 posts)
10. It's Texas....
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:19 PM
Nov 2014

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.

 

redruddyred

(1,615 posts)
16. with all the minorities they're throwing in jail down thataway
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:10 PM
Nov 2014

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

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

christx30

(6,241 posts)
17. I've had Wendy signs
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:17 PM
Nov 2014

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.

 

Eleanors38

(18,318 posts)
25. Our little crew in Hays & Travus counties might have made them...
Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:24 AM
Nov 2014

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.

CapnSteve

(217 posts)
19. 360,000? Interesting that that is just the amount Justice RBG said...
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:55 PM
Nov 2014

...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!

 

KamaAina

(78,249 posts)
20. Yippee! We have a disabled governor!
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 11:59 PM
Nov 2014

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

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MrScorpio

(73,630 posts)
27. Yep, still not planning to go back to Texas anytime soon
Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:39 AM
Nov 2014

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

 

DeSwiss

(27,137 posts)
31. K&R
Wed Nov 5, 2014, 05:42 PM
Nov 2014
''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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