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Topic - Greg Abbott
A scramble to fill statewide offices in one of the biggest turnovers in Texas government history began with Tuesday's primary, but several of the key contests will require runoffs to decide a final winner.
After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now embarking on her mission to win the governor's office and revive her party's fortunes in the heart of conservative America. Already, Texas politics has never seen anyone like her: a dynamo with a trailer park-to-Harvard Law story who makes nationwide donors swoon.
Texas state lawmakers Dan Branch and Ken Paxton have advanced to a runoff for the Republican nomination for attorney general.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says connecting with Hispanic voters is a major goal for the Texas GOP as the state moves beyond the primary season.
State Sen. Wendy Davis says she's ready for what will be an uphill fight to become Texas' next governor.
Texas Democrats have nominated Houston attorney Sam Houston for state attorney general.
The Dallas Morning News. Feb. 28, 2014.
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a new voter ID law gets a major test.
When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend's bedside. They were law school pals who swapped stories over dinner, job leads and airport rides, and they still exchange Christmas cards today.
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage but postponed action pending appeals in separate courts. Here's what's pending in the battle over same-sex marriage in Texas:
The state of Texas filed official notice Thursday that it plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to lift the state's ban on gay marriage.
A federal judge declared Texas' ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, but left it in place until an appeals court can rule on the case.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Feb. 23, 2014.
Sen. Rand Paul said in a Twitter message that rocker-turned-activist Ted Nugent ought to apologize for making "offensive" remarks about President Obama.
Mitt Romney rallied with Kid Rock and President George W. Bush had a fan in Alice Cooper. But a Ted Nugent encore in the Texas governor's race is growing unlikely after blowback from Republican Greg Abbott's embrace of the ultimate shock rocker.
Even with the Hispanic population, Abbott is claiming inroads: his wife would become Texas' first Hispanic first lady if elected.
Abbott has said he wasn't characterizing the border region.