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Texas AG Abbott plans 'major announcement' Sunday
Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/11/2013 | Will Weissertt

Posted on 07/13/2013 8:59:43 AM PDT by TexGrill

Edited on 07/13/2013 9:13:27 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will make a "major announcement" Sunday in San Antonio, fueling widespread speculation he's ready to formally kick off a campaign for governor.

Abbott spokesman Matt Hirsch said Thursday that the announcement was coming but refused to divulge exactly what Abbott's plans were. Still, it's no secret Abbott is looking to take up the conservative mantle Gov. Rick Perry will leave behind by not seeking fourth full term in office.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abbottgovernor
Abbott a social Christian conservative??? Then how come he's ignoring one of the 10 Commandments to announce his campaign for governor on a Sunday? "Thou shalt keep the Sabbath Day holy." Either he didn't learrn his 10 Commandments in Bible Study class or he thinks he's the god of Texas, or maybe both.
1 posted on 07/13/2013 8:59:43 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

Thou shalt not make announcements on Sundays??


2 posted on 07/13/2013 9:06:53 AM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: TexGrill

From his bio page:

In March 2005, General Abbott personally appeared before the United States Supreme Court, where he successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments display that adorns the Texas Capitol grounds.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 9:19:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: TexGrill

Check your premise. The Sabbath is on Saturday.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: TexGrill

What announcement?
That He is running?

BTW I heard your Tom Pauken the other day in an interview.
He has it out for Abbott.
Tome is fighting hard before there is even a matchup.

Good Luck.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 9:22:22 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: TexGrill
Then how come he's ignoring one of the 10 Commandments to announce his campaign for governor on a Sunday? "Thou shalt keep the Sabbath Day holy." Either he didn't learrn his 10 Commandments in Bible Study class or he thinks he's the god of Texas, or maybe both.

Oh, please. God also said Judge NOT, lest ye be judged, but that little nugget apparently hasn't slowed you down any!

I, for one, an thrilled Abbott's running and wish him the best....

and I don't care what day he announces it on!

(PSST - God said not to labor on the Sabbath, but if Abbott considers the announcement to be an act of affection for the People of the State of Texas.... it would make it no 'labor' at all!)

6 posted on 07/13/2013 9:25:40 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: TexGrill

It would not shock me if Abbott announced that he will run for AG again.
Boy that would eff up Paukens strategery.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:12 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: TexGrill

Love the hack campaign staffer outrage posts, those always go over well here


8 posted on 07/13/2013 9:30:38 AM PDT by thestob (Marco Rubio is a liar, and he thinks that you're a fool)
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To: TexGrill; TheOldLady; humblegunner; darkwing104; onyx
Abbott a social Christian conservative??? Then how come he's ignoring one of the 10 Commandments to announce his campaign for governor on a Sunday? "Thou shalt keep the Sabbath Day holy." Either he didn't learrn his 10 Commandments in Bible Study class or he thinks he's the god of Texas, or maybe both.

Hmmm, interesting:

Noob signs up to FR -- gives itself the title TexGrill (m'kay) -- posts "who does he look like?" article about a Texas Republican -- and when confronted about it, purports to be trying to use humor to get the Republican's name out in front of the public -- now Noob posts an article about Texas Governor (another Republican) and suggests he isn't a "real" social Christian Conservative.

Smells like a Democrat operative trolling on FR.

It will be interesting to watch your stay at FR (I'm suspecting that it will be short-lived, but we will see).

9 posted on 07/13/2013 9:36:47 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: TexGrill
Then how come he's ignoring one of the 10 Commandments to announce his campaign for governor on a Sunday?

Because the bars are closed until noon and ain't much else going on.

10 posted on 07/13/2013 9:38:40 AM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: TexGrill

Working on Sunday has gone by the wayside years ago......expect run for governor. And before you flame me I had nothing to do with it... just stating facts. If you go to Wal-Mart on Sunday or buy anything at all you are as guilty as the next!!!!


11 posted on 07/13/2013 9:49:50 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: TexGrill

Attorney General Greg Abbott was reelected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas on November 2, 2010. Prior to his election as attorney general, Greg Abbott served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County.

As the state’s chief law enforcement official, Attorney General Abbott has made protecting children and families and values the focus of his administration. Shortly after taking office, Attorney General Abbott established a Cyber Crimes Unit to arrest criminals who use the Internet to prey upon children; a Fugitive Unit to arrest convicted sex offenders who violate their parole; and an expanded Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to crack down on elder abuse and waste of taxpayer dollars. Since taking office, General Abbott has collected more than $24 billion in child support for Texas children.

https://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/agga_bio.shtml


12 posted on 07/13/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT by PLD
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13 posted on 07/13/2013 10:10:20 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: TexGrill

like many he is more show than do


14 posted on 07/13/2013 10:13:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: TexGrill

Greg took time out of his busy schedule recently to give advice to my nephew who just recently graduated from college.

Is wish Greg good luck and I hope he has a successful campaign.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 10:19:59 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula

Is = I


16 posted on 07/13/2013 10:22:42 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Dacula

It’s already over but the trolling. Anybody who doesn’t expect a repeat of Cruz vs. Dewhurst is either asleep or knows something about some planned electronic voter fraud that we don’t.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 10:28:10 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

I live in Georgia now, but lived in Texas for most of my life.

I am not too familiar with Texas politics anymore. I left before Governor Good Hair came into office.


18 posted on 07/13/2013 10:31:35 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: TexGrill

This has got to be bad news for John Cornyn and our local District 31 Rep and a member of the House Gang of 8, John Carter since Abbott already has a very strong standing with the Tea Party’s of Texas.

I will be working to primary the two Johns (I wonder if they have a support ObamaCare sticker on them?)


19 posted on 07/13/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: Col Freeper; TexGrill

TexGrill is in China. Make of that what you will.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 11:14:34 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
TexGrill is in China. Make of that what you will.

LOL, wonder if he/she has a "made in China" tattoo on their underside.

21 posted on 07/13/2013 11:21:24 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Col Freeper; TexGrill; TheOldLady; humblegunner

Thank you so much for the ping.

Nothing amiss with an announcement on Sunday!

GO Greg Abbott!!!


22 posted on 07/13/2013 12:18:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Thanks FReepers for informing me that I can break the Sabbath rule. It was my intention to wait til Monday to remind Texas voters that Abbott has a long list of multi-millionaire Democrat law firms who domate to Abbott’s campaign for governor.


23 posted on 07/14/2013 4:09:47 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: stanne

And you would think Abbott would pay some attention to the 3rd Commandement.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 4:10:32 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: mylife

Well at least Pauken is a fighter and not a hypocrite. That means he will defend Texas interests when Obummer tries to put the smack down on the Lone Star state. He will do more than just file frivolous lawsuits.


25 posted on 07/14/2013 4:12:31 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: mylife

One could only wish, we need Abbott, as AG, to continue his campaign of filing frivolous lawsuits at Texan taxpayers’ expense.


26 posted on 07/14/2013 4:13:48 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: MamaTexan

‘judge not lest ye be judged,’ then why is Abbott so busy attacking Rove’s enemies?


27 posted on 07/14/2013 4:15:30 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Col Freeper

Love that logic. Pauken is more conservative than Abbott. TexGrill supports Pauken over Abbott. Therefore TexGrill is a Democrat. If Abbott uses this type of logic to attack, Pauken then I suggest he not debate Pauken. I mean Pauken would destroy Abbott on the debate stage. But have no fear, it’s Abbott who will be too chicken to debate Pauken anyway. Too bad I would have enjoyed watching the Texas version of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, even if Aboott’s debating skills isn’t on par with Pauken’s.


28 posted on 07/14/2013 4:25:00 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

You havent been banned yet? I would have thought your drunken posting of the “Russian Girls” thread would have at least got you put on some sort of watch list. Now you’re Mr. Sanctimonious?


29 posted on 07/14/2013 4:36:06 AM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: TexGrill
‘judge not lest ye be judged,’ then why is Abbott so busy attacking Rove’s enemies?

Your attempt at deflection is not a response to the original statement, nor am I obligated to justify anything or anyone to someone who is arrogant enough to think they are qualified to sit in judgment on who is a 'good enough' Christian or who is 'conservative' and who is not.

Go piss up a rope, newbie.

30 posted on 07/14/2013 4:39:48 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: TexGrill
Thanks FReepers for informing me that I can break the Sabbath rule. It was my intention to wait til Monday to remind Texas voters that Abbott has a long list of multi-millionaire Democrat law firms who domate to Abbott’s campaign for governor.

Shouldn't you be in church, Mr or Ms Sanctimonious?

31 posted on 07/14/2013 4:45:51 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MamaTexan

^5


32 posted on 07/14/2013 4:47:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: TexGrill

He’as going to be a real problem for you.

We get it


33 posted on 07/14/2013 5:03:01 AM PDT by stanne
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To: onyx

Thanks for the compliments. It’s a rare situation when someone thinks that I’m a devout religious man. By the way, did you check out the Tom Pauken for governor Website? It shows a lovely photo of Karl Rove and Greg Abbott together. Unfortunately in China I can’t open the link. I was informed of it by receiving an email that showed a freeze frame of the Web page.


34 posted on 07/14/2013 4:52:52 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: publana

Why should a Freeper be banned for supporting a GOP candidate for governor of Texas, Tom Pauken, who is more conservative than Greg Abbott, who received a glowing endorsement from |Karl Rove. Besides, no one is perfect and I don’t claim to be super religious man. Just because I say someone is a hypocrite doesn’t mean I’m a Westboro Baptist.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:42 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

I think Abbott is more hat than cattle. He is not always wrong - often he is just silent on issues and events. I had higher hopes in him from his words but follow through is sometimes like the aftermath of a hyped Issa hearing - crickets


36 posted on 07/14/2013 4:58:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Abott’s a show horse, Pauken’s a work horse. For instance, Abott has a private conversation with his nephew about college couseling, so he issues a campaign press release to show he’s a family man. Whereas Pauken has 7 children and 14 grandchildren, but how often do you see him exploit his children for photo-ops to prove he’s Pro-Life?


37 posted on 07/14/2013 6:13:42 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: GeronL

Abott’s a show horse, Pauken’s a work horse. For instance, Abott has a private conversation with his nephew about college couseling, so he issues a campaign press release to show he’s a family man. Whereas Pauken has 7 children and 14 grandchildren, but how often do you see him exploit his children for photo-ops to prove he’s Pro-Life?


38 posted on 07/14/2013 6:14:14 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Oops I’m a newbie, sorry for posting same comment twice. Hopefully in a few years I can be just as good as the big-time veteran FReepers.


39 posted on 07/14/2013 6:17:05 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: publana

40 posted on 07/14/2013 6:27:20 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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