Abbott Distances Himself From Adviser's Tweet

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday distanced himself from a top campaign adviser’s controversial Twitter post, which re-broadcast the suggestion that Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is “too stupid to be governor.”

“I disagree with that statement,” said Abbott, who would face off with Davis if both win their party’s nominations for governor. “We want to make sure that this campaign focuses on the real issues that matter to Texans.”

At issue was a tweet by Abbott’s top consultant, Dave Carney. In it, Carney posted a headline and provided the link to an article about a ...

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