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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday, May 26, 2017, over a deadlock. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he is resolved to force a special session if a North Carolina-style law that could restrict bathroom access for transgender people doesn't prevail — but Abbott made clear later that he was calling the shots. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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In this Sunday, May 7, 2017 frame from video posted by the Office of the Governor, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signs a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban in Austin Texas. The ban lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. (Office of Gov. Abbott via AP)

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In this Sunday, May 7, 2017 frame from video posted by the Office of the Governor, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott talks about a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban in Austin Texas. The ban lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. (Office of Gov. Abbott via AP)

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Surrounded by leadership of different law enforcement agencies, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a new conference Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston. Abbott on Monday announced that he would direct state grant money and additional Texas Rangers law enforcement resources to monitor and solve gang crimes in Harris County. (Marie D. De Jesus /Houston Chronicle via AP)

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FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, responds to questions during a news conference at City Hall in Dallas. Abbott says he'll work with top conservatives to try to remove from office sheriffs across his state who refuse to enforce federal immigration law. It's the latest sign that Abbott is moving hard to the right and more closely tracking the new Trump administration, which is plotting ways to crackdown on immigration. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Austin, Texas. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is at left. The top two Republican leaders in Texas continue to downplay a possible intraparty battle for governor in 2018, despite Patrick's repeated efforts to move to Abbott's right on key conservative issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Austin, Texas. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is at left. The top two Republican leaders in Texas continue to downplay a possible intraparty battle for governor in 2018, despite Lt. Gov. Patrick's repeated efforts to move to Gov. Abbott's right on key conservative issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, talks with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capitol, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the Governors' Biofuels Coalition listing him as a key member without ever asking if he wanted to be a member. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for December 4, 2014 - Obama amnesty faces lawsuit: Texas Attorney General and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott speaks against President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration at the Price Daniel Building in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

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Texas Attorney General and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott speaks against President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration at the Price Daniel Building in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks Governor-elect Greg Abbott's victory celebration in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Mengwen Cao)

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, middle, introduces actor Chuck Norris to his mother-in-law, Mary Lucy Phalen, during a campaign event at the Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Billy Calzada)

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Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis appears at a press conference on October 13, 2014 to defend her controversial "wheelchair" ad against opponent Greg Abbott (screenshot via The Daily Caller).

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**FILE** Longtime rocker Ted Nugent speaks to a crowd of Greg Abbott supporters during a campaign stop in Wichita Falls, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Abbott welcomed salty-tongued rocker Ted Nugent to his campaign for Texas governor on Tuesday but claimed ignorance about inflammatory remarks his polarizing surrogate has made on immigration and women. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey)

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Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks to the media about recent immigration in the Rio Grande Valley at the Texas Department of Safety Regional offices Friday, June 27, 2014, in Weslaco, Texas. A week after Gov. Rick Perry directed $1.3 million per week toward bolstering border security, Abbott said Friday he sees "measurable and meaningful results." Abbott, who's the Republican nominee for governor, said after being briefed by Border Patrol and the Department of Public Safety in Weslaco that there has been no increase in crime and may have actually been a decrease in illegal activity. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Joel Martinez)

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File - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott talks about his early education plan during a stop at the IDEA Carver Academy in San Antonio. A Texas land dispute has Perry and the Republican candidate favored to replace him, Greg Abbott, decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)