HOUSTON, Texas — Fresh statistics released by USA Today show a very positive outlook for Texas Republicans come this November’s midterm elections. Republicans are expected win the state’s gubernatorial and senate races. 24 Republicans are additionally likely to win Texas House seats, while only 12 Democrats are expected to be victorious.
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has a significant lead over his opponent, State Senator Wendy Davis. Poll averages by Real Clear Politics show that Abbott has 49.3 percent of the vote, while Davis only has 36.7 percent.
Davis has been trailing in the polls for some time, despite raking in cash from out of Texas. She has raised millions from financial backers in every U.S. state while 90 percent of what Abbott has raised is from Texans.
Avdiel Huerta, Abbott’s Press Secretary, told Breitbart Texas, “While Greg Abbott makes his pitch to voters about keeping Texas the nation’s leader in job creation, Sen. Davis’ is selling her agenda in DC, New York and California – all places her ideas seem to be more accepted than here in the Lone Star State.”
Senator John Cornyn is also expected to be a clear winner in November in his bid for reelection. This is despite the fact that Cornyn’s opponent, democrat David Alameel, raised about $1.5 million more than him.
The new election predictions fly in the face of claims that as thousands of people flock from America’s most liberal cities–like New York and Los Angeles–to Texas, the state could become more blue.
Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, previously told Breitbart Texas that the majority of Texas transplants are conservatives feeling suffocated by big cities’ overwhelmingly liberal choke-hold. He said, “Most liberals from California would rather die than come here. They perceive Texas as a Bible belt, gun toting, cowboy hat-wearing state. They think, ‘If you can’t surf, why would you go there?'”
A joint study by the University of Texas and Texas Tribune helps to confirm this belief; it found that 57 percent of fresh Texas transplants are self-proclaimed conservatives and only 27 percent are liberal.
Indeed, all indicators suggest that Texas is becoming more conservative–not less. Victories by Tea Party favorites dominated the Republican runoff elections in the state in May.
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