Abbott pledges to fight for small government

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Updated: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:14:10 EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott says he'll work to stop people he says are "demanding more government" in Texas.

Abbott won the Republican nomination Tuesday night for governor. He'll face State Sen. Wendy Davis in the closely-watched race to replace longtime Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

Speaking at his victory party in San Antonio, Abbott accused his opponents of trying to expand state government. He said, "I say no way to bigger government in the state of Texas."

Abbott pledged to fight for low taxes and prioritize education.

The 56-year-old Abbott has been attorney general since 2003 and is a former Texas Supreme Court justice. His ambitions to succeed Perry were no secret while spending years stockpiling more than $20 million in campaign cash for a gubernatorial run.

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