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On the first Tuesday in April, one month after cruising to the GOP nomination for his third term as governor, Greg Abbott made a bold prediction about November’s general election. “Every year that I’ve run for governor, I got about forty-five percent of Hispanics. That’s good,” he told an upbeat crowd of about 150 at a Texas Latino Conservatives luncheon in San Antonio. “But let me tell you what’s going to happen this year: I will get more than half of the Hispanic vote.” It’s not the first time that Abbott has made such boasts. When he officially launched his campaign for a third term in January, the governor picked a symbolically important setting: the Hispanic Leadership Summit in the border city of McAllen. After introducing his wife,…
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