Watkins waited until after midnight to appear at the Democratic party's gathering last night and by then most of his supporters had left. He told the few that remained that he would continue to be the DA for all of Dallas County.
"It's time for us to put aside whatever party we're in and govern for the citizens of Dallas County. It's time for us to do that," said Watkins.
While he called for unity, Watkins also said he expects the new Democratic-controlled Commissioners Court to give him the budget a Republican court refused to provide.