- City Committee Kills BBQ Ordinance
- No Paxton Press Conference As Democrats Call For Resignation
- Texas AG Ken Paxton Booked On Criminal Charges
- Attack targets Donald Trump website as Gawker posts old cell number
- Trump dominates while Perry may not make debate cut
- Reports: Paxton Indicted by Collin County Grand Jury
- Scrutiny Of Latest Round Of Hillary Clinton Emails Begins
- DPS Director Hammered At Hearing On Bland Case
- Sandra Bland's Arrest, Death Takes Stage At Texas Capitol
- Planned Parenthood Skips 'Political' Texas Senate Hearing
- Court of appeals drops one charge against former Governor Rick Perry
- Trump Tours Texas-Mexico Border
- Kerry Defends Iran Nuclear Deal
- Trump Says Hispanics Love Him
- George Bush Senior Out Of ME. Hospital After Fall
- Abbott Accosted By Traveler Angered Over Gay-Marriage Stance
- Obama Challenges Critics Of Iran Nuclear Deal
- Abbott Orders Investigation Of Use Of Tissue From Abortions
- Local Opponents Of Gay Marriage Vow To Fight On
- Louisiana Gov. Jindal ready to jump into 2016 presidential race
- Abbott Signs Bill To Limit Pollution Lawsuits
- Young Protester Demands Veto Of Texas Budget Measure
- Commissioner To Leave HHSC As Deputy Takes Over
- Clinton: GOP Trying To Make It Difficult For People To Vote
- Perry Announces Presidential Run
- Travis County Gears Up To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
- Like Perry, Abbott Says He'll Leave Texas To Lure Businesses
- Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session
- Abbott: Texas Won't Legalize Medicinal Or Recreational Pot
- Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session
- 'Open Carry' Bill Heads To Gov. Abbott
- Austin's Top Cop Says Governor Needs To Step In On Open Carry
- Texas Senate Debating Major Open Carry Handgun Bill
- Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples
- COA Spends $70K On Austin Code Ad Campaign
- Texas Senate Panel Passes Restrictions On Teen Abortions
- Perry Set To Announce Presidential Bid June 4 In Dallas
- Governor Abbott Signs Kari's Law for better 911 Access
- Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill In Limbo With Time Running Out
- House OKs Bill Restricting Minors Seeking Abortions
- Austin City Council Denounces Stereotypes In Training Session
- Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Extend Traffic Stops
- Senate Backs Allowing Pastors To Refuse To Marry Same-Sex Couples
- East Austin Could Get Luxury Golf Course
- Committee Votes Against Requiring Scrubbers For BBQ Food Trucks/Restaurants
- Waste Of Time: Texas House Votes To Keep Daylight Savings
- Senate Gives High Sign To Limited Medical Marijuana
- Pot Legalization Bill Clears House Panel
- School Shooting Victims, Families Voice Against Campus Carry
- Petition May Put Fluoridation Before San Marcos Voters
Abbott Wraps Up Campaign Tour In Austin Thursday
Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:14 PM CDT
On Thursday in Austin, Attorney General Greg Abbott wraps up his first campaign tour as a candidate for Texas Governor.
It's the final stop of his 5-day tour just days after Governor Rick Perry announced he won't seek re-election.
The primaries are still months away, but Abbott's not wasting any time campaigning. Besides hitting two cities per day across Texas during the week, he also hosted a town hall on Twitter Wednesday night, answering questions and in many cases debating hot-button issues.
With the governor's seat wide open, the Attorney General-turned-gubernatorial candidate plans to drum up support at Scholz Garten on Thursday, just blocks from the Governor's Mansion, where he'll likely cover the same ground seen throughout the tour: focusing his message on "hard-working, middle-class Texans", relating his experience overcoming adversity with a disability, criticizing the federal government, pushing low taxes and a strong economy, and advocating his pro-life stance.
While still early in the game, many consider him the frontrunner to replace Perry. To date, he's raised more than $20 million. He's not the only Republican throwing their hat into the ring: Tom Pauken, former head of the Texas Workforce Commission, has also announced his candidacy.
So which Democrat will challenge Republicans in 2014? Right now, that's up in the air. No Democrat has announced their candidacy, and the party hasn't won a statewide office since 1994.
However, many say State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) and her headline-making filibuster during the abortion debate re-energized the party, but she hasn’t said that she’ll run. However, she’s reportedly raised around $1 million since the filibuster, and according to the Huffington Post, she’s planning to go to Washington, D.C., next week to raise more money.
Abbott's stop at Scholz Garten is set for 5 p.m. Thursday. Former UT quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to be there as well. Abbott is stopping in El Paso Thursday morning.