Leading a 17-state charge up a steep legal hill, Attorney General and soon-to-be-Gov.Greg Abbott on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's moves to expand legal protections for undocumented immigrants.
Consultants for Democrat Wendy Davis warned her campaign months ago that the Fort Worth senator was headed for a humiliating defeat in the Texas governor’s race unless she adopted a more centrist message and put a stop to staggering internal dysfunction.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: attempts by state Democrats to turn Texas blue fall flat, Frisco is one step closer to extending “last call”, detectives investigate a missing Fort Worth woman’s friend, and more.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, presiding over another GOP sweep Tuesday night, defeated state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race and helped usher in a whole new crop of Republican leaders up and down the statewide ballot.
It wasn’t a surprise that Attorney General Greg Abbott won the race for Texas governor. The polls showed Democratic candidate Wendy Davis down by double digits for weeks. Still, on Tuesday night, Davis was upbeat about how far her party has come.
For months, the candidates for Texas governor have sparred, debated, and tried to sell themselves to voters. Tuesday night, Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott will find out who will lead this state.
Early voting for next week’s election continues through this Friday. Ronke Okpa isn’t on the ballot, but the Nigerian-American is actively involved with a group called Red State Women, and hosting fund-raisers for Governor Rick Perry and the Republican who hopes to replace him.