It was a great day for the GOP in Texas. This is from Texas Tribune:
Texas Republicans maintained their nearly three-decade grip on state government on Tuesday, comfortably fending off a vigorous run to unseat Gov. Greg Abbott and dashing Democratic hopes that the state would turn purple.
Voters returned GOP incumbents to their jobs at the top of the ticket and handed the state’s dominant party its 14th consecutive sweep of statewide offices. Republicans also seemed poised to add slightly to their majorities in the Texas Legislature, where they’ve controlled both chambers for 20 years, and held large leads in all statewide judicial races.
“Tonight Texans sent a message that they want to keep the Lone Star State the beacon of opportunity that we provided over the past eight years,” Abbott wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
What are we doing correctly down here? It starts with Governor Abbott, a man who leads with a calm demeanor. He comes across as a CEO, and people appreciate a steady hand. Texas’ economic success doesn’t hurt either. Abbott’s campaign ads were about the Texas economy and Beto’s “favorite quotes” from the past.