Abbott: Wendy Davis is Focused on Attacking Me, I'm Focused on What's Good For Texas

Posted: Oct 14, 2014 8:25 AM

Last night on Fox News' Hannity, Texas gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott responded directly to a campaign ad released by Wendy Davis late last week featuring an empty wheelchair. She is defending the ad. Abbott has been paralyzed since 1984 after a large tree fell on him during a run. 

During the interview Abbott said that while Davis is focused on attacking him, he's focused on what's good for Texas, which includes creating jobs and keeping the federal government at bay. 

"My opponent can attack a guy in a wheelchair if she wants to, I don't think it's going to sell real well and so I'm going to stay focused on the future," Abbott said. "I'm running a campaign that's focused on solving the problems of Texans like securing the border, keeping Texas number one for jobs, continue fighting against Barack Obama's EPA that's crushing jobs in Texas. So I will focus on the future of Texas while my opponent continues to attack me."

Yesterday the Abbott campaign released a television ad hitting back at Davis' attack and classified her as unfit to serve as governor.

According to the latest Real Clear Politics average, Abbott is leading Davis by more than 11 points.