Some of the top republicans in Texas are in Fort Worth for the state GOP convention and Attorney General Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz are trying to rally support.
Huge cheers as Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott greeted the thousands of republicans who want to see him get the top job in the state.
He wasted no time taking on State Sen. Wendy Davis, who he didn't even refer to by name, just his opponent. He said she mirrors the president's mindset, and wants more government.
"I have news for the Obama democrats. We value life we trust in god and texans know the second amendment and the 10th amendment are not suggestions they are guaranteed rights," said Abbott.
Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the delegates gathered in Fort Worth before Abbott.
"In the great state of Texas, gun control means hitting what you aim at," Cruz said.
The speech turned to national politics quickly with Cruz saying that the Affordable Health Care Act needs to be repealed.
" What we are doing is growing a grassroots army in Texas and all a cross th country of men and women who are saying we will not go quietly into the night we will not give up on the state of America we want our freedom back," Cruz said.
And according to Wayne Slater, with the Dallas Morning News, the public is watching a man seek higher office.
"This was clearly a speech hat had some Texas elements in it but it had I am running for president," Slater said.
On Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry spoke as his last term winds down, but he too made what sounded to attendees like a stump speech.
"We have two Texans running for president. I think they are running until they are not...in the event that one of them drops out," Slater said.