Biding His Time, Abbott Poised to Be Front-Runner

By the time Attorney General Greg Abbott came to the podium last week at the National Right to Life Convention in Grapevine, Gov. Rick Perry had already set the social media networks ablaze with a controversial and fiery speech, so reporters were gathered in anticipation.

Here was Perry’s heir apparent, after all. What would he say about the chaotic mess in the Texas Legislature, where a bill heavily restricting abortion lay in tatters and liberal activists were cheering Sen. Wendy Davis, the filibustering Democrat who had made it possible?

Nothing, as it turned out. Not a word in his ...

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