Wendy Davis and Texas Primary Results: What We Know Now

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Time to start writing that concession speech.
Wendy Davis v. Greg Abbott.

Let me take the suspense out of this race: Abbott will win in convincing fashion. As I've noted before, there are simply not enough women and minority voters in Texas who will support Davis such that she can win. Indeed, setting aside gender, there aren't enough white Democrats in Texas. What is more, Abbott has three times as much cash on hand as Davis.

Both won their parties' respective primaries in convincing fashion with Davis garnering nearly 80 percent of the Democratic vote and Abbott prevailing with over 90 percent of Republicans backing him.

Up next, mark my words: Abbott is going rain down hell-fire -- in the form of TV ads -- that question the propriety of Davis' work while at her law firm (and another) vis-a-vis funneling state contracts to those same law firms. The Texas Tribune reported on this a while back, and it is now starting to gain traction in the right-wing blogosphere which means Fox News will pick up the story, thus forcing the MSM to cover it as well. Davis has never been found guilty of any actual wrong-doing, but this is politics, and Abbott's team will use this as a blunt cudgel to sully Davis' reputation.

What else do we know from last night?

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stevek77536
stevek77536

"If you are a Democrat, you should be scared of having someone as conservative as Patrick in the Lt. Governor's seat ..."  I am an Independent, and it worries me.  Also, I've read that a lot of Republicans feel that way.  So maybe it should read, "If you are a Texan ..."

dgodwin977
dgodwin977

where can you get one of the posters?

Anse
Anse

Just make the ads stop. Please. If I have to look at another meathead in a Stetson walking across a cow pasture with a shotgun over his shoulder, I'm gonna lose it. They all end them by leaning on a barbed wire fence and talking into the camera about Jesus, guns, and how terrible Obama is. I bet 80% of the people in this state have not spent more than ten minutes within smelling distance of a pile of cow manure outside of Reliant Arena during the Rodeo, but this is still the walking stereotype that gets sold as "authentic". 

mcdougall77
mcdougall77

If David Dewhurst loses on May 27th, I hope and pray the Texas Democratic Party puts the vast majority of its resources toward defeating Dan Patrick for lieutenant governor.  The thought of that man being elected to statewide office, and in particular, our most powerful statewide office, is nauseating.  

Puller58
Puller58

Patrick will not do well in a high profile position particularly if he tries for more media attention.  His stint as a sportscaster in Houston and his talk radio station has some controversy that won't do him any good.

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