"I think there's alot of Western counties that haven't beencounted yet," said supporter Lynn Talafusea.
Even with poll numbers showing her trailing behind her opponents -- Medina herself was confident that things could change -- and that those looking for change in Texas politics would push her into a runoff with incumbant Governor Rick Perry.
But in the end, Medina's gubernatorial dreams were dashed -- and the woman who ran a successful grassroots campaign says all the hard work was worth it.
"I've said often dig in and work hard and we will win and we are winning across this state the hearts and minds of fellow Texans," Medina said. "Everybody go home and get a good night's rest and we'll regroup in a day or two and figure out where we go from here."
Businesswoman Debra Medina's campaign for Governor caught fire early, but fizzled out Tuesday night at the polls. But the Wharton native wasn't going down without a fight.
Throughout the night, Debra Medina's supported refused to accept defeat.