Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott campaigned with movie and television star Chuck Norris in the closing days of the race for the governor’s mansion in Austin, according to Abbott’s campaign. One of the Wichita Falls native’s advisers Avidel Huerta said, “Chuck Norris doesn’t campaign with Greg Abbott. Greg Abbott campaigns with Chuck Norris!”
As the top law enforcement official in Texas, Abbott has compiled an extraordinary record defending individual’s religious rights and Second Amendment rights of citizens.
On one occasion Abbott said he had only two words to solve the border issues, “Chuck Norris!”
Norris starred in the popular television series “Walker, Texas Ranger” for several years in addition to having a successful movie career. In San Antonio, he endorsed Abbott for governor.
Abbott joked he was changing his political platform “with a two-word plan to secure our borders. And those two words are Churck Norris.”
Norris, a devout Christian and member of the NRA, said of Abbott, “I know he’ll do what he says he’ll do.”
The 74-year old martial arts expert endorsed Abbott at Casa Rio Restaurant on the Riverwalk, saying, “We have seen what weak leadership does for our country. Let’s not let that happen in Texas,” according to the San Antonio Express.
Abbott also appeared with Norris in Midland during his 25-city tour to get out the vote. Many political observers believe most voters have made up their minds as to who they should vote for by now. The major push now is for candidates to get their supporters to actually vote.
While Abbott has led all the polls, the polls mean nothing if people don’t actually vote.
The Nov. 4 election pits Abbott against Democratic state senator Wendy Davis, of Fort Worth, Libertarian candidate Kathie Glass and Green Party candidate Brandom Parm.
Abbott campaigned in Wichita Falls Saturday with Republican Attorney General nominee Ken Paxton at Stanley’s Barbecue in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Abbott said if he is elected he will not let the next four years in Texas be like the last six years in Washington D.C.
Voters in Wichita may vote early at Home Depot, Sikes Senter Mall and the Wichita County Courthouse in Wichita Falls until Oct. 31.
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