Texas Governor: Rick Perry Out, but …

by Stuart Rothenberg July 9, 2013 · 11:42 PM EDT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s decision not to seek another term does not change the partisan outlook for the 2014 Texas gubernatorial race.

State Attorney General Greg Abbott becomes the clear favorite for the GOP nomination and for election as the Lone Star State’s next governor. Here is an interesting article from The Dallas Morning News about Abbott and how the fact that he was partially paralyzed at age 26 has affected his life and career.

The Texas contest remains Safe Republican.