Mother Jones is hardly a bastion of right wing conservatism, but they certainly have a stinging article about the efforts of Democrats attempting to turn Red Texas Blue, or at least, Purple. “Battleground Texas” was a failure on all fronts. During the campaign Wendy Davis tried to paint Abbot as someone who would be against mixed marriages. Abbot, whose wife is Latino, in response, went to south Texas and campaigned seriously. Abott won 44 percent of Latino voters, according to exit polling—including a plurality of Latino men. While at the same time promising to vigorously defend the southern Texas border from encroachment by illegal entry.