Wendy Davis and Texas Primary Results: What We Know Now
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?