- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott will be the next governor of Texas, beating Democrat Wendy Davis, who rode to her party’s nomination in opposition to an anti-abortion bill.

Mr. Abbott, the state attorney general, was declared the winner soon after polls closed. He will replace Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history.

Ms. Davis was once viewed as Democrats’ best hope to win the governorship in Austin. She gained prominence among Democrats in the state and around the country after her filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate in opposition to an anti-abortion bill.

But Ms. Davis failed to gain much traction in her campaign against Mr. Abbott, who led in the polls throughout the race.

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