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Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Attorney General Greg Abbott has earned physicians’ votes in his bid for governor, the TEXPAC Board of Directors decided. His support of Texas’ medical liability reforms, and TEXPAC’s decades-long alliances with General Abbott in races for district judge, Supreme Court of Texas, and attorney general certainly were factors. But most persuasive was the strength of his backing among grassroots physicians. More than 200 TMA members called or wrote the TEXPAC offices on General Abbott’s behalf. And the candidate himself made a personal call to TEXPAC Board Chair Jerry Hunsaker, MD, asking for the endorsement. “Grassroots physician backing for a candidate is one of the pillars of our endorsement process,” Dr. Hunsaker said. “General Abbott hit that one way out of the park.” We look forward to electing him governor and, in General Abbott’s own words, “together, we will create a superior health care environment for all Texans.."

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