Abbott elected next governor in landslide victory

The Daily Texan Attorney General Greg Abbott was elected the state’s next governor by about a 20-point margin Tuesday night, extending the Republican Party’s hold on statewide elections to 16 years. At his election night party in Austin, Abbott thanked all Texans, including those who voted against him or not at all. “We all want … Continue reading Abbott elected next governor in landslide victory

In primary night speeches, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis focus on issues that will likely define general election

The Daily Texan — Print Edition Only by Nicole Cobler and Madlin Mekelburg FORT WORTH AND SAN ANTONIO — After both candidates secured predictable victories over relatively unknown primary opponents, Democrat Wendy Davis used her primary night speech to highlight the differences between herself and Republican Greg Abbott, while Abbott focused his attention on issues … Continue reading In primary night speeches, Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis focus on issues that will likely define general election

Wendy Davis touts education, abortion rights in election night speech

The Daily Texan FORT WORTH — More than 100 supporters chanted Democratic candidate Wendy Davis' name at her campaign headquarters as she secured a predictable victory in the primary elections Tuesday night. Davis, who is currently the state senator representing Fort Worth’s District 10, led Democratic opponent Ray Madrigal with 76 percent of the vote compared to 24 … Continue reading Wendy Davis touts education, abortion rights in election night speech