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Rick Perry Polishes His Legacy

Remains open to 2016 presidential run.

7:00 AM, Mar 5, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Meanwhile, Perry's would-be successors begin their general election campaigns. For the Republicans, that's Greg Abbott, the conservative attorney general. Abbott sailed through his gubernatorial primary, as did Democratic state senator Wendy Davis. Texas Democrats are hoping Davis's high-profile filibuster last year of a late-term abortion bill will give them a chance, though the GOP has maintained a strong hold on every single statewide elected office for several consecutive cycles.

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