Governor's Race Has Been a War Over Words

Maybe you thought the race for governor would be about gravel roads?

For the last week, it has instead been a public conversation about disability and divorce and, to some extent, an exercise in politically correct speech.

The leading characters in the contest — Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis — are not always the speakers in question. Others are doing some of the speaking for and about them: consultants, aides, supporters, social media gnats and the amplified trolls who always gather around partisan politics.

The governor’s seat is open for the first time in 14 years because of Rick Perry’s ...

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