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New Wendy Davis ad says Greg Abbott complicit in school abuse

New Wendy Davis ad says Greg Abbott complicit in school abuse

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 (UPI) --A new attack ad from the Wendy Davis campaign accuses her Republican opponent in the Texas gubernatorial election of ignoring allegations of abuse.
Gabrielle Levy
Greg Abbott challenges legality of Wendy Davis memoir

Greg Abbott challenges legality of Wendy Davis memoir

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Greg Abbott, Republican candidate for Governor in Texas, has accused his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis of using her new memoir to illegally help her campaign.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) --U.S. district judge rules part of Texas' restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional.
Danielle Haynes
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst loses big in Texas Republican primary

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst loses big in Texas Republican primary

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (UPI) --Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost the Republican primary runoff to state Sen. Dan Patrick, a right-wing radio host, by 30 percentage points.
Frances Burns
Wendy Davis welcomed with 'Abortion Barbie' posters in California

Wendy Davis welcomed with 'Abortion Barbie' posters in California

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) --Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis arrived in Los Angeles Thursday morning to a reception of "Abortion Barbie" posters placed throughout the city.
Aileen Graef
Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

Federal appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

March 28 (UPI) -- Appeals court reverses federal judge who found parts of Texas abortion law unconstitutional.
Frances Burns

Equal pay for women becomes issue in Texas campaign

AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 (UPI) -- Beth Cubriel, executive director of the Republican Party of Texas, agrees with other party leaders that women do not need a stronger pay equity law.
Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

Cornyn, Sessions fight off Tea Party challengers in Texas GOP primary

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions handily beat back challenges from Tea Party competitors in their Republican primary races in Texas.

High court rejects NRA challenges to gun law age limits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected two National Rifle Association challenges to laws that ban gun permits to people under 21.

Ted Nugent apologizes for calling Obama a 'subhuman mongrel'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Rock star turned right-wing activist Ted Nugent said he apologizes, but not necessarily to U.S. President Barack Obama, for calling Obama a "subhuman mongrel."
Wendy Davis says paraplegic opponent 'hasn’t walked a day in my shoes'

Wendy Davis says paraplegic opponent 'hasn’t walked a day in my shoes'

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Wendy Davis insinuated that Republican opponent Greg Abbott was behind a Dallas Morning News story targeting her personal narrative.
Evan Bleier

Voter ID laws challenged in state, federal court as discriminatory

The controversial voter identification law in Texas apparently didn't trip up many folks during last week's elections in the Lone Star state -- which doesn't count for a thing when the 2014 elections come around, one county clerk says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Federal appeals court: Texas can enforce abortion law

Federal appeals court: Texas can enforce abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Texas can enforce its new restrictive abortion law while it is appealed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday as it overturned a lower court order.

Texan who filibustered against anti-abortion law to run for governor

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who staged a 13-hour filibuster against anti-abortion legislation in June, said she has announced her bid for the governorship.

Texas drops fight against American-US Airways merger

DALLAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Texas has pulled out of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit seeking to block the planned American Airlines-US Airways merger, the state's attorney general said.
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Gregory Wayne "Greg" Abbott(born November 13, 1957) is the Texas Attorney General, and is the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve in that role. Abbott was sworn in on December 2, 2002, following John Cornyn's election to the U.S. Senate. Prior to assuming the office of attorney general, Abbott was a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, a position to which he was initially appointed in 1995 by then-Governor George W. Bush. He is noted outside the state of Texas for successfully defending the right of the state of Texas to display the Ten Commandments in front of the state Capitol in Austin in a 2005 United States Supreme Court case known as Van Orden v. Perry.

Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and was reared in Duncanville (Dallas County). He and his wife, Cecilia P. Abbott, a former school teacher and principal, were married in 1982. They have a daughter named Audrey (born 1997).

After his graduation from the University of Texas in Austin, with a B.B.A. in finance, he received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Greg Abbott."
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