Greg Abbott makes stop in the Valley as he begins his run for governor

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 8:34am

He's hoping to be the next governor of Texas and on Monday Greg Abbott made his way through the Valley to meet supporters in McAllen.

He staked out positions on what you can expect if he takes the governor's seat and described himself as a staunch conservative who would limit the role of government to try to create jobs.

He also said he would mitigate population growth by attacking traffic congestion and the state's water issues, "Here in the Valley, the important role that the Valley plays for the future of our great state. The Valley is a location that I'll be coming to often, so I can shorten the divide between the Valley and Austin, Texas so that the people of the Valley know that they have a voice for them, for their needs, in Austin."

One of the biggest cheers of the night came when Abbott said he has sued the Obama administration 27 times, but did not mention how he would differ from current Governor Rick Perry.

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