Texas’ next governor? Meet Wendy Davis’ opponent, Greg Abbott
There’s been a lot of talk in national political circles about how Texas will inevitably turn blue. The state is already majority-minority and the Hispanic population continues to grow rapidly. Democrats have pinned their main hopes on Wendy Davis, a state senator who became a party and media darling last year with a filibuster that temporarily derailed an abortion bill. Davis is running for governor. If she can help put Texas into play, that would be disastrous for the national GOP. Texas is the only large state left that reliably votes Republican for president. The problem with this scenario is that it’s highly unlikely to happen. Even Democrats in Texas will concede privately that Davis stands little chance against her all-but-certain Republican opponent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott. Governing, 2-14.