The Brief: Texas Political News for Aug. 19, 2013

The Big Conversation

The politics of Twitter spilled into the governor's race over the weekend.

On Sunday, Democratic groups slammed Attorney General Greg Abbott for tweeting a response to a supporter who called state Sen. Wendy Davis "retard Barbie."

"@GregAbbott_TX would absolutely demolish idiot @WendyDavisTexas in Gov race - run Wendy run! Retard Barbie to learn life lesson," the supporter tweeted

"Thanks for your support," Abbott responded.

Abbott's tweet came under fire from the Democratic Governors Association, whose spokesman, Danny Kanner, wrote in a statement to Politico: "These disgusting attacks against Wendy Davis have no place in the political ...

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