The Brief: Top Texas News for March 4, 2013

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The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll contains some good news for both Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott.

In a hypothetical 2014 gubernatorial primary matchup between the two Republicans, Perry leads Abbott 49 percent to 17 percent. 

The numbers bode well for Perry, whom Public Policy Polling last month showed ahead of Abbott by just 3 points.

"You can rule out the idea that Perry is just dead," said Daron Shaw, co-director of the UT/TT Poll and a government professor at the University of Texas at Austin. "You can’t reach ...

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