, Port Arthur, Texas

March 4, 2014

Davis, Abbott to face each other in November gubernatorial race

Erinn Callahan
The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is on her way to face Republican Greg Abbott in November's race for the next governor of Texas.

Davis won the Democratic gubernatorial primary with 78 percent of more than 200,000 votes. Her lone challenger, part-time municipal court judge Reynaldo "Rey" Madrigal of Seadrift, received 22 percent.

According to a press release, Davis told supporters at her campaign headquarters in Fort Worth that she was prepared to fight for them and all hard-working Texans.

"Now is the time to fight for our future," Davis said. "This is not the time to stand still.”

Like Davis, Abbott, the current Attorney General of Texas, was also met with overwhelming victory in the Republican primary. Abott received 92 percent of nearly 700,000 ballots, soundly beating his three opponents.

Author and former radio show host Lisa Fritsch, of Tyler, was a distant second with 4.1 percent of the votes, and former television personality Miriam Martinez of McAllen received 2.6 percent. Arlington telecommunications contractor SECEDE Kilgore came in last with 1.4 percent.


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