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Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick were sworn in as governor and lieutenant governor on Tuesday. It marked the first time since 1991 that Texas has welcomed a new occupant in both offices. The men's speeches reflected their different temperaments. Patrick was more improvised and emotional in claiming a mandate to take conservatism to the next level, while Abbott was more aspirational in tone, using the his biography to argue Texas is "where the improbable becomes the possible."