“The Overcomer”

Brian D. Sweany
Texas Monthly  
October 01, 2013 


This 7,000-word cover story provided Texans with the deepest profile of the candidate who has the best chance to succeed Rick Perry as the governor of Texas. With exclusive reporting and a behind-the-scenes account of Abbott’s life, Sweany provides insight into the man who may well lead the state of Texas into the next era of politics. In doing so, he reveals personal details about Abbott’s childhood and family, examines claims about Abbott’s jogging accident and how that intersects with his views on hot-button issues like tort reform, and explores the type of governor he intends to be–and what that means for Texans.

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Submitted by Brian D. Sweany.

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