Secret Audio Stirs Controversy in Governor's Race

As the controversy over Democrat Wendy Davis’ biography hit a crescendo late last month, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott publicly distanced himself from the attacks on her.

But at a private fundraiser near Austin, Abbott made what sounded to Democrats like a reference to the acrimonious reaction playing out across social media, and he vowed to keep pushing that “conversation” all the way to November, according to newly released audio secretly recorded by his opponents.

“We’re going to heat up this campaign, and it’s going to turn red hot as we keep Texas red,” Abbott said on Jan ...

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