Greg Abbott Talks Up Lupe Valdez as His Fall Foe, Then Rips Her as ‘far Left’

AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott's re-election campaign on Thursday launched a new website and video that blast former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez as "wrong for Texas" -- and indirectly note she's a lesbian.The Abbott camp's new site and web ad say that Valdez, if elected, would "eviscerate" the state's ban on sanctuary cities, reverse its recently passed restrictions on abortion and expand Medicaid to adults of working age under Obamacare.In the 30-second ad, while a narrator touts how Abbott has helped to make Texas "the most pro-life state in the nation," the screen includes a caption.Superimposed on a photo of Valdez, it cites this remark from her, as reported by the San Antonio Express-News in late January: "My partner is a very strong, independent chiropractor. For me to try to tell her what she should do with her body, she would tell me what to do with my mouth."Valdez was referring to her partner, Lindsay Brown.  Continue reading...

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