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Texas Democrats Pick Houston for Attorney General

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    Texas Democrats have nominated Houston attorney Sam Houston for state attorney general.

    Houston was unopposed in the Democratic primary in the campaign to replace outgoing Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor after 12 years in office.

    Houston says he wants to improve the office's child support enforcement division and would be judicious in suing the federal government. Abbott has touted filing almost 30 lawsuits against President Barack Obama's administration for what he calls federal overreach on state issues.

    Houston says he also wants to beef up the office's consumer protection division.

    Houston previously ran for the statewide office in a failed campaign for the Texas Supreme Court in 2008.

    He is not related to former governor and president of the Republican of Texas Sam Houston.