“Look at my polling numbers, they are very, very strong. In addition to that, yo tengo $ 55 million in the bank already, and I’m a very aggressive fundraiser,” Abbott touted during an interview on “Domingo de Fox News” as he pointed to his standing among Texas Republicans in public opinion surveys and the amount of cash in his campaign coffers.
While he noted that “I take everybody very seriously, and it shows,” the governor pledged that he “will have the resources and the backing of a lot of people across the state of Texas to ensure that, whoever decides to run against me, we will be able to win.”
Abbott is facing primary challenges from the right from outgoing Texas GOP chair Allen West, former state Sen. Don Huffines, and political commentator Chad Prather.
Huffines, speaking Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) en dallas, jabbed at Abbott.
“We don’t have a Donald Trump as governor, we don’t have a Ron DeSantis as governor,” the former one-term conservative lawmaker charged. “Unfortunately we’ve got a career politician that’s a political windsock, a RINO.”