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A second candidate for Governor emerges

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has made it official, he's running for Governor.  Recalling the accident that paralyzed him from the waist down 29 years ago, Abbott told hundreds of people in San Antonio Sunday that his injury taught him to persevere.  He's been the State Attorney General since 2002 and before that he was a Texas Supreme Court Justice.

He told the crowd he would down-size government, protect the state's border with Mexico and he would focus on education.  Abbott is a social conservative and is popular with mainstream republicans and Tea Party Activists.  The only other republican candidate is ex-state Republican Party Chairman Tom Pauken. 

So far, there are no democrats in the running for the Governor's Mansion.  But, some are urging State Senator Wendy Davis to run.  Her popularity among democrats soared after her 12-plus hour filibuster on new abortion limits during the first Special Session at the State Capitol.

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