EDINBURG (March 6, 2014) Republican Greg Abbott headed to the Texas border Thursday, where Democrat Wendy Davis is on the defensive after losing heavily Hispanic counties in this week's gubernatorial primary election.
Abbott was making a rally Thursday in Edinburg the first stop in his general election campaign.
He said this week that Republicans this election will reach out to Hispanics like never before.
Davis finished behind Ray Madrigal, a largely unknown Democrat, in several border counties in Tuesday's primary.
The Fort Worth state senator still performed better than Abbott in those counties, but faced questions about her second-place showing among Democrat voters.
Davis hasn't directly addressed her results in the Rio Grande Valley, but says she's excited about opportunities there and plans to return.