Analysis: The Top Political Race Might Not Be for the Top Office

Democrats are coming up with all sorts of reasons for state Sen. Wendy Davis to run for governor, but that would be the toughest race on the ballot.

Not that there is an easy race for a Democrat on the statewide ballot. But as Davis told Texas Monthly, “Somebody has to step up” on the Democratic side.

She is the “it” politician among Texas Democrats right now, which is why her partisans are allowing themselves to dream about 2014 the way West Texans dream of rain.

The problem with the top race has a name: Greg Abbott.

Abbott, the Republican ...

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