Texas Election Fought in Cities as Wide-Open Spaces Turn Urban

Gubernatorial Democratic candidate and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks about a recent Supreme Court ruling on easing HB2, a Texas state abortion law, on October 16, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

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Democrats waging an 18-month effort to mobilize Texans to elect Wendy Davis governor and break a 20-year Republican lock on statewide offices have a guiding philosophy: The Lone Star State isn’t red. It just doesn’t vote.

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