Carlie Porterfield and Naomi Lovato

Texas Democrats remain hopeful for future gains

Texas Democrats remain hopeful for future elections despite the overwhelming defeat of Wendy Davis in the gubernatorial race.

Davis and Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, lost Tuesday night to their Republican counterparts.

“I’m very disappointed in the turnout,” said Representative Donna Howard, District 48. “It’s a very difficult road right now in Texas.”

Texas has had a strong history of not electing Democrats statewide for the past 20 years, said Diane Henson, Democrat candidate for Chief Justice for the Third Court of Appeals.

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