Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) just released an ad entitled “The Garage,” showing him using his wheelchair to go up several levels of a parking garage.
“After my accident, I had to rebuild my strength. I would roll up an eight-story parking garage, spending hours going up the ramps. With each floor, it got harder and harder but I wouldn’t quit. Just one more, I’d tell myself, just one more. I see life that way. And it’s how I’ll govern Texas. To get to the top, we must push ourselves to do just one more.”
He would be the first governor elected in a wheelchair since former Alabama Governor George Wallace won his final term in 1982, and the first Catholic Governor of Texas. His wife, Cecilia, would make history by becoming the first Hispanic first lady of The Lone Star State.
The longest serving Attorney General in Texas history, Abbott is considered the frontrunner to succeed Rick Perry when he leaves office in January. The RealClearPolitics average has Abbott leading Democratic challenger state Senator Wendy Davis by more than 12 points, though the most recent poll conducted in early August by Rasmussen Reports shows Davis behind by only eight points–with Abbott at 48 percent and Davis at 40 percent.
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