Abbott, Davis address same group at separate times

By: WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
By: WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The top two Texans vying to become governor are addressing the state's largest law enforcement union - but not at the same time.

Friday's appearances marked a rare occurrence where both Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis and Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott were at the same event since formally kicking off their campaigns.

But their paths never actually crossed.

Davis accepted an award as the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas' Legislative Crime Fighter of the Year before lunch. Abbott, meanwhile, is keynoting the same association event later this afternoon.

Both have a long history of supporting law enforcement. The organization has 18,500 members statewide.

Davis is the only Democratic candidate running to replace Gov. Rick Perry, who retires in 2015. Abbott faces two long-shot challengers for the Republican nomination.

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