Theodore's World: Attorney General Greg Abbott a Conservative Announces Gubernatorial Bid

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July 15, 2013

Attorney General Greg Abbott a Conservative Announces Gubernatorial Bid

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Conservative Texas attorney general announces gubernatorial bid

Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a social conservative who once joked his job consists of "getting up in the morning, suing Barack Obama, then going home," announced on Sunday he would seek his party's nomination for governor.

Abbott's announcement came after three-term Governor Rick Perry, who unsuccessfully sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, said last week he would not seek re-election.

"When it comes to our freedom and our future, I will never, never stop fighting," Abbott told several hundred cheering supporters at an outdoor rally on a humid afternoon.

Supporters fanned themselves with yellow cardboard fans distributed by the campaign that were emblazoned with the message "fast cars, firearms, and freedom, it's a Texas thing." Many wore yellow t-shirts featuring the campaign symbol, a snake wound around the letter "A" under the words, "Don't Tread on Me."

Abbott has filed 27 federal lawsuits challenging Obama administration policies related to gun rights, health care, Environmental Protection Agency mandates and other issues. He cited his legal activism as a qualification for the job of governor.

"The very day the president signed Obamacare into law, I took him to court to protect our constitutional rights," Abbott said. "I know the Constitution. I have enforced the Constitution, suing an overreaching federal government."

Among the endorsements for Abbott read at the rally was a statement from Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Of Texas. The Tea Party favorite served as Abbott's solicitor general, an appointed position, before being elected to the Senate last year.

"Abbott is a leader in the fight for liberty and for the Constitution," Cruz said in the statement.

Wild Thing's comment..............

Abbott is a really good man, I sure hope he wins.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 15, 2013 12:55 AM


Greg Abbott will be the best governor Texas ever had.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at July 15, 2013 02:09 PM

I'm back...been on a small trip to NY.

Abbott seems like he'll make a good governor for Texas.

Posted by: BobF at July 15, 2013 05:03 PM

Thank you Tom and Bob so much. I agree.

Welcome home Bob.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 16, 2013 01:48 AM