Abbott: No Deal Not to Run Against Perry

McALLEN — Attorney General Greg Abbott, stepping out of the long shadow cast by the famous politician he wants to replace, is disputing claims that he had a deal not to run against Gov. Rick Perry and says he hasn’t hesitated to oppose him when it was right for Texas.

The notion that the two powerful Republicans had some agreement to stay in their respective corners came up again and again in the long run-up to Perry’s recent announcement that he would not seek re-election. And it had originated right out of Perry’s mouth: During a January interview ...

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