In New TV Ad, Abbott Pledges Border Security
In his latest television ad, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott promises greater investment to stop illegal immigration across the Texas-Mexico border.
In his latest television ad, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott promises greater investment to stop illegal immigration across the Texas-Mexico border, taking a swipe at the feds while doing so.
"Together we can secure our border, keeping Texans safe from drug cartels and gangs that are importing crime to our state," Abbott says in the ad, which his campaign released Monday. A narrator adds, "Barack Obama won't secure the border, but Greg Abbott will."
The 30-second segment makes no mention of Abbott's Democratic opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.
In February, Abbott unveiled a policy proposal that would allocate more than $300 million over two years to improve border security, including the hiring of 500 new Department of Public Safety officers over four years.
Information about the authors
Quality journalism doesn't come free
Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue across the country are declining, The Texas Tribune remains committed to sustaining our mission: creating a more engaged and informed Texas with every story we cover, every event we convene and every newsletter we send. As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on members to help keep our stories free and our events open to the public. Do you value our journalism? Show us with your support.Yes, I'll donate today