Abbott defeated political unknowns Lisa Fritsch, Miriam Martinez and Larry Kilgore in the Republican primary. The win had been considered a foregone conclusion since Abbott announced his bid to replace Perry, who isn't seeking re-election after 14 years.
Abbott, 56, has been attorney general since 2003 and is a former Texas Supreme Court justice. His ambitions to succeed Perry were no secret, as he spent years stockpiling more than $20 million in campaign cash for a gubernatorial run.
Davis, who represents Fort Worth in the Texas Senate, became the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since former Gov. Ann Richards, a fellow Democrat. Davis will headline a Democratic ticket that will seek the party's first statewide victory since 1994, Richards' last year in office.
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