Davis tells supporters not to be discouraged

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A teary-eyed Wendy Davis has told her supporters that it’s OK to be disappointed, but not discouraged, by her loss in the governor’s race. The Texas state senator lost Tuesday by a decisive margin to Attorney General Greg Abbott, part of Texas Republicans’ sweep of top statewide offices. Speaking in Fort Worth, Davis called on Democrats to keep fighting for their values and candidates. She thanked her supporters for never backing down. Davis vaulted to national prominence thanks to her filibuster of a tough abortion restrictions law last year, and her campaign raised tens of millions of dollars statewide and nationally. But she was considered a heavy underdog to Abbott in a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office in 20 years.