Texas Governor Hopefuls Primed for Fight Over Education

The first direct exchange of gunfire between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott previews what could be a key fight in their upcoming general election battle for governor: public education.

It resulted after Abbott was asked at a campaign stop in Plano on Tuesday about the $5.4 billion in budget cuts enacted by lawmakers in 2011. The leading Republican candidate declined to condemn the Legislature's action, instead saying he would "ensure that we adequately fund public education." As attorney general, Abbott has challenged a lawsuit against the state brought by more than two-thirds of its school districts as a ...

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