- Posted October 5, 2013 by
fort worth, Texas
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Wendy Davis run for governor
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, meanwhile, ended months of silence about his likely challenger to argue why she shouldn't.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Abbott praised Davis' journey from teenage mother living in a trailer to state senator who has become something of a Democratic star on the national stage. But he also painted her as a liberal extremist and seemed to harden his view toward Davis' supporters who flooded the Capitol this summer during her star-making filibuster of Texas' strict new abortion laws.
Abbott said he doesn't think he and Davis will set records for spending in a Texas governor's race. But he said he likes his chances, so long as he has enough money to campaign on his platform of limited government and low taxes.