by Lee Gleiser
A lone student sat studying in the M Lounge at Hughes Trigg about 9 p.m. Tuesday in a room that earlier had been crowded with hopeful Wendy Davis supporters. SMU’s Women’s Interest Network hosted the watch party for Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor. But the party began clearing out fairly quickly after Republican Greg Abbott was declared the winner about 8 p.m.
“I knew I was going to look at the results later anyway, so I decided why not just come and watch them here, even though I’m not for Davis,” said the student, a junior who did not want to be named. “A lot of us have studying. The later it got the more people left.”
The student said she had overheard several people express their unhappiness that Davis lost.