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Abbott seen as heir apparent to governor’s office

By Tim Eaton - American-Statesman Staff



Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott didn’t announce any plans Monday, but many observers of Texas politics had practically declared him the winner of the 2014 race for governor.

With Gov. Rick Perry now officially in his final term, Abbott can finally take a shot at the job he has long waited to fill. And with an intimidatingly large campaign war chest and the broad support of Republican primary voters, the job is his for the taking, said Rice University political science professor Mark Jones.

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