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Pauken: Governor’s race a battle for the GOP’s soul

By Tom Pauken



The speculation is over. Rick Perry won’t seek another term, leaving myself and Attorney General Greg Abbott to battle for the GOP’s nomination for governor.

Indeed, our race is more than that. It’s a battle for the soul of the Republican Party in Texas. It’s a battle between the Republican Inc. faction of our party and the principled, grassroots, limited government, Reaganite conservatives.

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