Tuesday was a big night for Republicans in the State of Texas and nationwide.
Texas voters re-elected incumbent governor Rick Perry for an unprecedented third full term. Perry, who took over the governorship in 2000 when George W. Bush resigned to become U.S. president is already Texas’ longest serving governor.
Susan King, a Republican representing the 71st district in the Texas’ House of Representatives, was also elected for a third term.
Representative Randy Neugebauer, who represents Abilene’s district in the U.S. House of Representatives, earned of fourth term in the U.S. Congress, defeating Democrat Andy Wilson.
The GOP also saw major gains across the nation, winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
ACU College Democrats president Rebecca Dial, sophomore political science major from Lexington, S.C., said the losses were not a surprise in Texas or nationwide. She said the slow-recovering economy was to blame for the losses.
ACU Young Republicans president Aaron Escobedo, senior history major from Lamesa said the GOP victories were a referendum on the Obama administration.