Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, romped to victory over Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Lone Star State’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday.
According to The Associated Press, Abbott trounced Davis 58 to 41 percent with 3 percent of precincts reporting.
Davis catapulted to national fame in the summer of 2013 after filibustering a restrictive abortion measure. The state senator briefly offered Democrats hope that they could energize Hispanics, young people, women and other minorities and could put the deep-red Lone Star State into play.
But once Davis entered the race, her campaign was beset by a series of missteps, and Abbott maintained a wide lead throughout the contest.
The state attorney general ran on a slate of textbook Republican issues —jobs, the economy, opposition to the Obama administration, support for gun rights — while Davis zeroed in on education and broader economic opportunities.Abbott trounced Davis when it came to women votes.
Dan Patrick also won Lt. Governor's race.
Game Over, Abortion Barbie!