Magazine August 19, 2013, Issue

Greg Abbott’s America

(AP/Darren Abate)
It could elect him governor

San Antonio–Houston – Greg Abbott is the man who comes from everywhere — in Texas.

Announcing his gubernatorial candidacy under the scorching-hot San Antonio sun, Abbott declares that for him and his wife of 31 years this is a “homecoming.” “San Antonio is where Cecilia and I got married,” he explains to the people assembled in the city’s historic Plaza Juarez. It’s “where she grew up,” and “where her family still lives.”

But San Antonio isn’t Abbott’s only home. In Houston, he describes setting up his first household after his wedding and taking his first job as a lawyer; in Duncanville, he talks

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