Election night saw a euphoric wave of Republican victory after Republican victory, a satisfying turn of events after an incredibly disappointing two years since Obama won re-election. Here is a little tidbit from the elections that might have escaped national scrutiny, but could amount to one of the most satisfying moments in politics – especially if you are a supporter of pro-life causes.

Wendy Davis, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Texas, became famous for an 11-hour filibuster in which she argued a woman’s right to late-term abortions. The filibuster propelled her status in liberal spheres, so much so that her ascendancy toward the governorship was thought to be inevitable.

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Davis lost to Republican Greg Abbott on Tuesday, by over 20 points.

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Not only was Davis’ loss a catastrophic string of missteps – from tweeting out photos of college Republicans and pretending they were her supporters, to running ads mocking an accident that left her opponent in a wheel chair – but she had to give up her seat in the Texas Senate in order to mount a campaign.

And here is where the irony comes into play. Davis – who had become known as “Abortion Barbie” for her single-platform efforts – had her seat captured by a pro-life Tea Party activist named Konni Burton.

Via the National Review (H/T: Weasel Zippers):

… what is ultimately refreshing about Tuesday’s results in the Lone Star State is not simply that a bad candidate lost; rather, what lost were the extravagant efforts by national Democrats and a left-wing media complex to champion as the bold new face of their party a candidate who insisted that Texas was one Republican governor away from segregated water fountains and Hobby Lobby goon-squads policing women’s uteruses.

If Democrats want to peddle that shtick successfully, they should stick to San Francisco.

One last tidbit: Davis’s former Texas senate seat, which she gave up to run for governor? It now belongs to Republican Konni Burton. She is a tea-partier, and pro-life.

Indeed, Burton ran on a particular policy issue called the Sanctity of Life. Her campaign website states:

The defense of the unborn is very personal for me. My husband Phil and I are the proud parents of Tori and Faith, whom we adopted through the Gladney Center in Fort Worth. This session I was proud to join thousands of conservative activists in peacefully supporting pro-life bills in the Texas Legislature. The people of Senate District 10 deserve a Senator who respects all human life. In the Senate, I will fight to keep Texas tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood or any organization that provides abortions. I will also oppose any federal incursions into Texas designed to mandate that citizens purchase healthcare covering elective abortions.

Burton, who values the life of yet-born children, now fills the seat vacated by a woman made famous for arguing the right to terminate that child’s life.

To quote Jeff Goldblum in the movie Jurassic Park …

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