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Abbott and Valdez clash over arming teachers and other issues in Texas gubernatorial debate
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Candidate Profiles

  • Profile: Lupe Valdez
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    Profile: Lupe Valdez

    She was elected as Dallas County sheriff in 2004. The county jail had been failing inspections prior to her election, and in 2010, it passed inspection. She was also credited with improving morale and battling corruption.

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  • Profile: Greg Abbott
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    Profile: Greg Abbott

    Abbott was born in Wichita Falls in 1957 and raised in Duncanville. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in finance, then earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

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Texas Governor Debate

  • Profile: Lupe Valdez
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    Profile: Lupe Valdez

    She was elected as Dallas County sheriff in 2004. The county jail had been failing inspections prior to her election, and in 2010, it passed inspection. She was also credited with improving morale and battling corruption.

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  • Profile: Greg Abbott
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    Profile: Greg Abbott

    Abbott was born in Wichita Falls in 1957 and raised in Duncanville. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in finance, then earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

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  • Can a debate swing an election today?
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    Can a debate swing an election today?

    Every campaign is different. Some debates don't play any roles at all and some debates are incredibly important if it’s actually a close election.

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  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the issues
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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on the issues

    Before serving as governor and attorney general, Abbott was a Texas Supreme Court justice and district judge in Harris County.

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  • Where Lupe Valdez stands on the issues
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    Where Lupe Valdez stands on the issues

    Lupe Valdez is the first Latina and LGBT person to run for Texas governor in state history.

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  • Poll: Gov. Abbott leads Valdez 58-39 among likely voters
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    Poll: Gov. Abbott leads Valdez 58-39 among likely voters

    “Gov. Greg Abbott is highly regarded by Texas voters and appears on the way to a landslide reelection," said Peter A. Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

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  • Former Dallas Co. sheriff wins Democratic runoff for governor

    Former Dallas Co. sheriff wins Democratic runoff for governor

    The whole night was neck-and-neck for Lupe Valdez and Andrew White.

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  • Major law enforcement group backs Gov. Abbott over Sheriff Valdez

    Major law enforcement group backs Gov. Abbott over Sheriff Valdez

    The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT, would rather have Gov. Greg Abbott than Sheriff Lupe Valdez for Texas governor.

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