Abbott Says He’ll Keep State’s Economy Exceptional

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says he’ll make sure the Texas economy will remain exceptional if he’s elected.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (File)

AUSTIN (October 10, 2013)--Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Thursday the state’s booming economy is the nation's strongest and promised it will remain that way if he's elected governor.

Addressing the Texas Association of Realtors on Thursday, Abbott said the state leads America in job growth over the past 10 years, since the end of the national recession or any way "you slice and dice the numbers."

"The truth is, Texas is exceptional and I'm running for governor to keep it that way,” he said.

Abbott promised to keep the federal government from overburdening Texas businesses and suggested trade unions bankrupted Detroit.

He didn't mention state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who launched her gubernatorial campaign last week.

Abbott remains the race's decided front-runner.

No Democrat has won statewide office in Texas since 1994.

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