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Governor Abbott – From policy to fundraising

Governor Abbott – From policy to fundraising


TAKE OTSOUR STATION IS HOSTING A TOWN HALL WITH GOVERNOR ABBOTT THURSDAY.TONIGHT.. WE’RE LOOKING AT HIS ROLE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS. “PHIL PRAZAN” SHOWS US WHY THE GOVERNOR IS SUCH IN TEXAS POLITICS. 3 TAKE: PKGDURATION:1:39GOV. GREG ABBOTT HAS HAD TO ADJUST TO A CHANGING TEXAS.AND ACCORDING TO THE 2018 ELECTION… HE’S DONE IT BETTER THAN OTHER REPUBLICANS. HE DEFEATED HIS DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT BY 13 POINTS. SEN. TED CRUZ SQUEEKED INTO HIS SECOND TERM BY LESS THAN THREE. TEXAS LT. GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK AND ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON – OTHER STATEWIDE REPUBLICANS – WON BY LESS THAN 5 POINTS.ONE KEY DIFFERENCE – ABBOTT TENDS TO AVOID THE CULTURAL AND PARTISAN BATTLES WAGED BY OTHER TOP REPUBLICANS. “The bathroom bill if it comes to your desk. Is not one of those priorities that I heard you mention?It is not on my agenda.”Ray Sullivan, Austin” Abbott has been reliably conservative but he picks the right battles for the state. He is not gotten sidetracked in some of the more controversial social and other issues that have been very divisive. He’s really focused on bread and butter, job creation,”LONGTIME POLITICAL ADVISOR RAY SULLIVAN TELLS ME ABBOTT AND HIS TEAM IS THE BACKBONE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE STATE.ABBOTT’S CAMPAIGN CAN HIRE MORE THAN 125 FULL TIME FIELD STAFF AND RUNS A DIGITAL APP THAT OTHER REPUBLICANS CAN USE.NOT TO MENTION… HE’S THE MOST PROLIFIC FUNDRAISER IN STATE HISTORY.. RAISING $26 MILLION DOLLARS MORE THAN THREE YEARS OUT FROM RE-ELECTION.Ray Sullivan, Austin”Every Repblican up and down the ballot really relies on him to put the campaign organization in place for the whole party.” WHILE ABBOTT IS NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION… THE ENTIRE TEXAS HOUSE IS.THE STATE HASN’T HAD DIVDED GOVERNMENT IN NEARLY TWENTY YEARS.IF ABBOTT WANTS TO HAVE MORE FRIENDS THAN FOES IN THE HOUSE… HE’LL HAVE TO USE HIS VAST CAMPAIGN ARSENAL TO PROP UP REPUBLICAN 2020. 3 TAKE: WIPETAKE: GFXTHE TOWN HALL WITH GOVERNOR ABBOTT IS THIS THURSDAY IN TYLER.IT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON KETK.MY CO-ANCHOR, NEAL BARTON WILL MODERATE THE EVENT AT UT-TYLER’S COWAN CENTER.YOU CAN WATCH IT RIGHT HERE, THURSDAY EVENING 3 TAKE: GFX OPEN 3 Neal Barton:TAKE VONINE DAYS AFTER A MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON, OHIO —POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE GUNMAN AND THE EVENTS OF

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