Candidate Fund Endorses Greg Abbott for TX Governor

Abbott a champion of life, marriage, and freedom

Mar 03, 2014, 16:03 ET from Candidate Fund

CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Burch, President of the Candidate Fund, issued the following statement ahead of the Texas primary on Tuesday, March 4:

"We are proud to announce our endorsement of Greg Abbott in his race to be the next Governor of Texas, and encourage all of our Texas membership to get behind his historic campaign.

"Greg Abbott is the type of political candidate that inspires American pride. Injured at age 26 in a freak accident, Abbott has been wheelchair bound ever since. However, what he lacks in physical mobility, he has made up for with mental and political courage. Abbott is now poised to become the first Catholic governor of Texas. He will be a leader willing to put the foundational issues of faith, family, and freedom first.

"Abbott recently pledged to fight last week's radical judicial ruling which attempts to overturn Texas' constitutional amendment on marriage. In 2012, Abbott joined attorneys general from six other states to sue the federal government over the notorious Obamacare HHS mandate, which violates our First Amendment right to religious liberty. Abbott's tenure as Attorney General has been dedicated to life, family, and freedom – values Texans hold dear.

"Abbott's likely general election opponent is Wendy Davis. She is a radical supporter of abortion who made national headlines with her 11-hour filibuster of a common sense protection of unborn children after 20 weeks. Put simply, Wendy Davis is a supporter of ending the lives of a whole class of living, breathing, Texas children.

"Texans have a choice between two candidates whose visions for our future could not be more different. We encourage Catholics and all Texans to support Greg Abbott in the March 4 primary and in the November general election."

The Candidate Fund is the political arm of, the largest Catholic grassroots organization in the country with 600,000 members, including 26,000 members in Texas.

SOURCE Candidate Fund