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Greg Abbott Elected Texas Governor

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AUSTIN, TX -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been elected the state's first new governor in 14 years.

Abbott cruised to a comfortable win over Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis. Early results put Abbott with 58% to Davis' 41%.

Davis gained national attention after leading a dramatic filibuster -- all while wearing pink sneakers -- that blocked a Republican-backed abortion bill.

But the spark fizzled while Davis stumped for votes. Critics have called her uninspiring and flat.

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