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Abbott Endorsed by Davis' Hometown Newspaper

AUSTIN, Texas -- The good news keeps coming for Greg Abbott, Texas' Attorney General and the heavy favorite to be the state's next governor. After a week of negative backlash against an attack ad run by his Democratic opponent, State Senator Wendy Davis, Abbott enjoyed a bump in fundraising, website traffic, and volunteer sign-ups, and now has the endorsement of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Davis' hometown paper. Oct 18, 2014 1:11 PM PT

Greg Abbott Calls for Ebola Travel Ban

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott called for a travel ban from countries experiencing an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The call from Abbott came during an "#AskAbbott" Twitter town hall organized by his campaign Friday afternoon. Other Republican leaders like Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry are also calling for a travel ban from the West African countries experiencing the current Ebola outbreak. Perry reversed his prior statements and announced his support for a travel ban during a press conference Friday morning. Oct 17, 2014 6:30 PM PT

Davis Comms. Director Trolls Twitter to Defend Ad

AUSTIN, Texas -- Zac Petkanas, the communications director for Democrat Wendy Davis' floundering campaign, has been on the front lines defending his candidate from the sharply negative backlash to her ad that uses the image of an empty wheelchair to attack Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent in the race to be Texas' next governor. Petkanas, the former communications director for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is no stranger to a good Twitter fight, and on Friday he once again took to the microblogging platform to toss some rhetorical bombs for the campaign -- including with several Breitbart Texas contributors. Oct 17, 2014 4:36 PM PT

Democrat State Rep: Texas Cole, not Feds, More at Fault for Ebola

AUSTIN, Texas -- As news broke over the past month of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan, followed by Duncan transmitting the virus to at least two of the health care workers who treated him, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, many have criticized the actions taken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal public health agency whose mission includes combating infectious disease. For one State Representative, however, the blame lies more with the State of Texas than the federal government. Oct 17, 2014 11:32 AM PT

Texas Ebola Task Force Recommending Regional Treatment Centers

AUSTIN, Texas -- In a press conference at the Capitol Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced several new changes to the state's policies in response to the Ebola crisis. As Breitbart Texas reported earlier, Perry reversed his previous position regarding travel restrictions from the Ebola-stricken West African countries. Noting that "air travel is how this disease crosses borders, and it is certainly how it got to Texas," Perry said that it is now the "the right policy" to ban air travel from these countries. Oct 17, 2014 11:05 AM PT

BREAKING: Perry Now Supporting Ebola Travel Ban

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Governor Rick Perry said at the State Capitol on Friday that flights from nations afflicted by Ebola should be banned. "Air travel is how this disease crosses borders," he said. "I believe it is the right policy to ban air travel from countries that have been hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak." Oct 17, 2014 10:00 AM PT

DHS Started Expediting Visa Extensions from Ebola Countries in August

AUSTIN, Texas -- As Ebola continued to ravage communities in West Africa this summer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced "immigration relief measures" for citizens of three countries affected by the deadly virus. Oct 17, 2014 5:39 AM PT

Wendy Davis Continues to Defend Wheelchair Attack Ad

AUSTIN, Texas -- Democrat Wendy Davis remains not only unapologetic, but defiant, in the face of a national wave of criticism against her recent ad attacking her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott. Oct 16, 2014 5:41 AM PT

Cruz: City of Houston's Subpoenas of Pastors "Shocking & Shameful"

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz has weighed in regarding the controversial subpoenas that the City of Houston sent to several Houston area pastors, demanding copies of their sermons and speeches, as well as communications with church members. Oct 15, 2014 1:47 PM PT

Bitcoin Supporters Hope Abbott's Acceptance of Bitcoin Donations Will Lead to Policy Changes

AUSTIN, Texas -- As polls continue to show Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott with a sizable lead over State Senator Wendy Davis, his Democratic opponent in the Governor's race, Abbott is poised to become one of the first governors in the country to win an election accepting donations in the form of Bitcoin, a new, decentralized, completely digital "cryptocurrency" that has attracted increasing media attention and acceptance within consumer markets within the past year, leading Bitcoin supporters to hope that his campaign's support of the new currency will lead to continued support from Abbott when he is in the Governor's office. Oct 7, 2014 1:59 PM PT

Davis: "I Do Not Understand How Women Can Support" Abbott

AUSTIN, Texas -- In an interview on MSNBC Monday afternoon, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat nominee for Governor, attacked Texas women who have refused to support her campaign. Host Alex Wagner remarked on the number of abortion clinics that have closed after Texas' new abortion law went into effect, and said that one of the "most important questions" was whether this issue would affect the governor's race. Wagner cited the recent Texas Lyceum poll showing Davis trailing her Republican opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, by nearly ten points and asked the candidate for her reaction. Oct 7, 2014 10:57 AM PT

Cornyn: Senator Reid Has Turned The Senate into a "Killing Field" For Good Legislation

AUSTIN, Texas -- In a recent appearance at the University of Texas at Austin for the annual Texas Tribune Festival, Texas Senator John Cornyn voiced his frustration with a "dysfunctional" Senate "relegated to show votes" because of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's strict control and refusal to allow Republican bills to even be debated, much less come up for votes. One particular area of frustration for Cornyn was the lack of action on a bill he sponsored with Representative Henry Cuellar (D-San Antonio) regarding the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs), mostly from Central America, who had been crossing the border illegally from Mexico. Breitbart Texas interviewed Cornyn on this topic and about his hopes for the 2014 elections and beyond. Oct 2, 2014 5:22 AM PT

Without Winning Women Voters, Davis Campaign Doomed

AUSTIN, Texas -- As the second debate between State Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott in their contest for the Texas Governor's race approaches, political commentators are wondering if there is anything at all that Davis could do to rescue her floundering campaign. One factor that may be dooming Davis is her poor showing with Texas women voters. Oct 1, 2014 5:19 AM PT

Poll: Latinos Support Strong Border Security

AUSTIN, Texas -- As tens of thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) have surged across Texas' border with Mexico and amid concerns about ongoing violence from drug and human trafficking by cartels, immigration is all but guaranteed to be an important topic for the 2014 midterm elections. Many liberal groups and media commentators have assumed that immigration is a losing topic for conservatives, especially among Hispanic voters, but recent polling data flips that assumption on its head. Sep 30, 2014 5:37 AM PT


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