DALLAS – He’s facing a trio of Republican primary challengers as he runs for reelection next year, but two-term Texas Gov. Greg Abbott feels very confident about his electoral position.
“Look at my polling numbers, they are very, very strong. In addition to that, I have $55 million in the bank already, and I’m a very aggressive fundraiser,” Abbott touted during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” as he pointed to his standing among Texas Republicans in public opinion surveys and the amount of cash in his campaign coffers.
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While he noted that “I take everybody very seriously, and it shows,” the governor pledged that he “will have the resources and the backing of a lot of people across the state of Texas to ensure that, whoever decides to run against me, we will be able to win.”
Abbott is facing primary challenges from the right from outgoing Texas GOP chair Allen West, former state Sen. Don Huffines, and political commentator Chad Prather.
Huffines, speaking Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, jabbed at Abbott.
“We don’t have a Donald Trump as governor, we don’t have a Ron DeSantis as governor,” the former one-term conservative lawmaker charged. “Unfortunately we’ve got a career politician that’s a political windsock, a RINO.”
The CPAC Dallas booth for Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate and former state Sen. Dan Huffines, in Dallas, Texas on July 9, 2021
West, who served a politically charged single term in Congress representing a Florida district, didn’t mention the governor as he addressed the crowd of conservative activists and leaders at CPAC on Sunday morning.
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West, who is stepping down as Texas GOP chair now that he’s challenging the governor, last year made the extremely unusual move of vocally criticizing Abbott’s efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. He even took part in an anti-Abbott protest outside the governor’s mansion.
In an interview with Fox News on Friday, he criticized the governor over the volatile issue of border security and emphasized that “a lot of Texans were not happy with” the governor’s COVID restrictions.
Former Rep. Allen West of Florida, the outgoing chair of the Texas GOP, speaks at CPAC Dallas, on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.
Abbott’s made the headlines the past six weeks – signing into law bills restricting the teaching of critical race theory in his state and allowing Texas to carry weapons without a license. And a top item on his to-do list for sta
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