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The Source: Shrinking Leads, Debate Disagreement & Book Tour Accusations

Sep 15, 2014

The gubernatorial race, which features Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, is heating up as the November election draws closer.
Credit Ryan Poppe/David Martin Davies / TPR News

With the November election less than 60 days away, political battles and news bits continue to come to the fore.

Two separate polls have placed Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis within 8 points of her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. This comes on the heals of Davis' memoir being released that disclosed pregnancy complications she said resulted in two abortions. 

Abbott filed a complaint with the Texas Election Commission. In it he alleged Davis used campaign funds to promote the book. And the the attack ads have begun on both sides. 

Guests:

  • Mark Jones, chair of the political science department at Rice University.
  • Cal Jillson, author of "Lone Star Tarnished" and professor of political science at Southern Methodist University.

*This is the second segment in the September 15 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this segment will be posted by 5:30 p.m.