“For all the talk of turning Texas blue, it got significantly redder” began our wrap-up of the 2014 general election, which we published three years and a day ago, one day after Attorney General Greg Abbott defeated Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) by 20 points. “Despite all the fundraising success and Battleground Texas’s efforts, Davis not only failed to achieve the vote percentage of Bill White in 2010, she also failed to achieve Tony Sanchez’s vote percentage in 2002.”

Davis won just 19 of the state’s 254 counties. She failed to break 20% of the vote in 125 counties. Yet, she was the best performing statewide Democratic candidate on the ballot.

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