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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Commentary: Wendy Davis is no Ann Richards

Nor is Greg Abbott the second coming of Clayton Williams. Comparisons between the future and the past are bound to go awry, ROSS RAMSEY writes, because 1990 was about personality and 2013 is about politics.

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

In San Marcos, Greg Abbott says he’s not worried about Wendy Davis

Campaigning in San Marcos on Saturday, Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbot fired up the Republican-leaning crowd with a stemwinder about growing the economy, improving public education and — of course — suing the federal...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Video: Comparing Davis’ and Abbott’s announcement speeches

Now that both Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have launched their respective bids for governor, here's a look back at the party front-runners' full announcement speeches.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Greg Abbott launches campaign for governor

With his wife and daughter standing near, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott kicked off his campaign for governor Sunday in San Antonio’s sun-drenched La Villita plaza, where he promised to fight for a Texas of "boundless opportunity...