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Abbott aims for governor seat; makes pit stop in El Paso

Abbott aims for governor seat; makes pit stop in El Paso
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POSTED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:13pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:34pm

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott kicked off his campaign for governor, and spoke to El Pasoans Thursday at the Tony Lama Factory.

Abbott made the announcement at a rally in San Antonio. He's serving his third term as the state's attorney general. 

On the 29th anniversary of a freak accident that left him paralyzed, Abbott said he figuratively and literally has a steel spine.

"You know, too often you hear politicians get up and talk about having a spine of steel," he said. "I actually have one, and I will use my steel spine to fight for you and for Texas families every single day."

Abbott was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair when a falling oak tree crushed his back while jogging. He is considered the frontrunner to gain the Republican nomination.
  

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