AUSTIN (March 16, 2014) Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are seeking to define each other as they set their sights on November and the race to succeed Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Republicans want voters to think Davis is a liberal and unethical, while Democrats want voters to think Greg Abbott is an extremist who hates public schools.
Davis wants voters to know she supports women's rights and public education while Abbott says he's for Second Amendment rights and low taxes.
The battle between now and the election on Nov. 4 will be over voters who haven't formed an opinion, and the campaigns are expected to spend more than $80 million to sway the undecided.
Voters will be scoring the points over the next eight months as they decide for whom to cast their ballot.
The campaigns are looking to define their opponents in a way that will permanently hobble them.