Candidates File for Governor

The leading candidates for Texas governor made it official Saturday, submitting the required paperwork and fees to compete in their respective primaries, giving pep talks to volunteers and laying out a couple of key attack lines a year ahead of their expected general election showdown. 

Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth went first, signing her application and paying the $3,750 filing fee at a downtown Austin mailing facility. Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who began the day going to door-to-door looking for voters in Austin, followed suit shortly after noon at his state party headquarters.

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