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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

REPUBLICANS SWEEP THE BALLOT


TEXPAC did very well with our endorsed candidates last week. As our polling data predicted, this was a very Republican election cycle. The governor’s race decidedly set the tone for the rest of the ballot with Attorney General Greg Abbott beating State Sen. Wendy Davis by 20 points. In fact, the biggest surprise was the handful of Democratic incumbents who lost their seats in this Republican wave. I know some say that the state is turning purple, but the results in key races strongly contradict that statement. The battle to replace Senator Davis in Fort Worth was probably the most-watched race not only by our physicians but also by the state in general. While this was a hard loss for TEXPAC, the superb efforts led by Robert Rogers, MD, and Tarrant County Medical Society Executive Director Brian Swift made a significant impact. A Republican in that district should have run at 56 percent but instead only earned 53 percent of the vote.

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