Focus is on Davis, but Turnout Down in Both Parties

Much of the partisan analysis of Tuesday's primary elections parceled out across social media has focused on trying to spin Wendy Davis' victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary as a loss.

Davis won 79 percent of her party's vote, but Republican critics have noted that her totals (if not her percent of the vote) ran well below what Bill White received four years ago. They've also highlighted her loss in more than two dozen counties to an unfunded challenger with a Hispanic surname. More than half of those were in South Texas, most notably in the counties ...

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