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Texas Governor Election Results: Republican Greg Abbott Will Replace Rick Perry

Texas voters took to the polls in Tuesday's midterm elections, choosing Republican Greg Abbott as their next governor, according to the AP.

Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator who shot to fame when she attempted to filibuster a controversial abortion bill in the Texas state Senate June 2013, faced Abbott, the Attorney General of the Lone Star State.

Both candidates nabbed major endorsements ahead of Election Day. Abbott received the backing of the National Rifle Association and the Dallas Morning News. Davis was endorsed by the Houston Chronicle, and received fundraising help from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and First Lady Michelle Obama during her campaign.

Polls showed Abbott leading the race in the weeks before Election Day.

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