Texas gubernatorial candidates court Hispanic vote in debate

Texas Attorney General Abbott speaks during an anti-abortion rally at the State Capitol in AustinBy Marice Richter (Reuters) – Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis held their first debate in a Rio Grande Valley border town as they targeted support from Hispanic voters.     Friday’s televised debate in Edinburg, Texas, gave both a chance to appeal to Hispanics, an increasingly important voting bloc in a solidly Republican state that has not elected a Democrat to statewide office in two decades. …

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