Elections

Election night 2014 was a big one for Republicans across Texas. They swept statewide positions and even won their first countywide race in Dallas in a decade. Catch up with KERA's election-night live blog here.

Check the final results here:

Top statewide races

The Texas Debates: Race for Governor

The most high-profile race was the one for governor: Greg Abbott, the Republican attorney general, walloped Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator from Fort Worth. Need a refresher on the positions? They debated Sept. 30 in the KERA studios during The Texas Debates: Race for Governor. Watch the debate here:

KERA and media partners also produced a week of reports called Five Days in October that highlighted issues in the governor's race.  

Scroll down to read all of KERA's coverage of the 2014 elections.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Internal Memos Detail Wendy Davis Campaign Dysfunction

Wendy Davis earlier this year.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

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. 

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Politics
3:33 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

How Will The Elections Affect Business At The Texas Capitol?

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Tuesday's Republican sweep added a new layer of conservatism to state government in Texas.

KERA’s Shelley Kofler talked with Ross Ramsey with The Texas Tribune about how that might play out at the Texas Legislature.

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Elections
2:50 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Texas Election Roundup: A Big Night For Republicans

Greg Abbott celebrated his victory over Wendy Davis Tuesday night.
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

Republicans did well in Texas Tuesday night, sweeping all of the major statewide races. Here’s a roundup:

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Elections
10:21 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Election Blog: Susan Hawk Defeats Craig Watkins In Dallas County DA Race; Denton Bans Fracking

Republican Susan Hawk declared victory Tuesday night in the Dallas County district attorney's race.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

The headlines from Election Day: Denton has banned fracking; Susan Hawk is the next Dallas County district attorney; Dallas City Council members get a pay raise; statewide, it's a Republican sweep; and more.

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2014 Elections
12:36 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Election Night 2014: Results From Across Texas

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Here are election results from selected races across Texas, courtesy of the Texas Tribune. Once the results are reported, they will show up below. They'll be updated throughout the evening.

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Elections
12:04 am
Wed November 5, 2014

'We Are Ready For A Change,' Susan Hawk Says In Declaring Victory In Dallas DA Race

Republican Susan Hawk declared victory Tuesday night in the Dallas County District Attorney's race.
Stella M. Chavez KERA News

Republican Susan Hawk upset two-term Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins Tuesday in one of the closest races of the night. Hawk declared victory just after 11 p.m. as she led Watkins by a few thousand votes.

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Elections
12:03 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Greg Abbott Defeats Wendy Davis To Win Texas Governor's Race

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis campaigns KERA

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.

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Elections
12:01 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republican Sweep: Greg Abbott Wins Big Over Wendy Davis In Texas Governor's Race

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis campaigns KERA

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.

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Elections
12:01 am
Wed November 5, 2014

In Denton, Voters Approve Fracking Ban By Wide Margin

Supporters of Denton's fracking ban celebrate at Dan's Silver Leaf after hearing the proposition passed.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

Denton made history Tuesday night, becoming the first city in Texas to ban fracking within city limits. The vote passed 59 percent to 41 percent, to the surprise of even the supporters of the ban.

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