On the gubernatorial campaign front:
State Sen. Wendy Davis told the National Press Club she will either run for governor or for reelection to her Senate seat in 2014, narrowing speculation about her next political step. The Fort Worth Democrat is making appearances all over the country after her filibuster temporarily killed an anti-abortion bill in the Texas Senate. Her term in the state Senate ends at the beginning of 2015.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, paralyzed by a falling oak tree in 1984, will receive more than half a million dollars this year from a legal settlement that guarantees him a six-figure yearly income for the rest of his life. Now the front-running candidate for Texas governor, Abbott discussed the terms of his multimillion-dollar-lawsuit agreement for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Texas Tribune. His campaign also provided a copy of the 1986 settlement.