Republican Greg Abbott was elected governor in the 2014 Texas elections with 59.25 percent of the vote, compared to Democratic nominee Wendy Davis's 38.91 percent. Libertarian Party nominee Kathie Glass received 1.14 percent of the vote, followed by Green Party candidate Brandon Parmer with 0.39 percent.Continue Reading
Republican Dan Patrick was elected lieutenant governor, winning 58.13 percent of the vote and beating out Democrat Leticia Van de Putte's 38.72 percent. Republican Ken Paxton earned 58.8 percent of the vote in the attorney general election, defeating Democratic Party candidate Sam Houston with 38.02 percent. Glenn Hegar of the Republican Party defeated Democrat Mike Collier with 58.36 percent of the vote in the race for comptroller of public accountants. In the election for the commissioner of the General Land Office, George P. Bush won 60.68 percent of the vote, claiming the role for the Republican Party and defeating Democrat John Cook.
Republican Sid Miller won the race for commissioner of agriculture with 58.58 percent of the vote and defeated Democrat Jim Hogan, while Republicans also won against the Democrats in the race for railroad commissioner, with Ryan Sitton outmatching Steve Brown with 58.27 percent of votes.
In the election for the U.S. Senate, incumbent Republican Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn won 61.55 percent of the vote and defeated Democrat David Alameel. In the race for the Texas seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans won 25 seats with 60.3 percent of the vote and Democratic candidates won 11 seats with 33.1 percent.Learn more about Elections