Gov. Abbott garners support from state, national rifle associations during Waco campaign stop

Posted at 12:02 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 14:09:16-05

WACO, Texas — Receiving the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association, Gov. Greg Abbott stumped Wednesday in Waco.

Abbott reassured his support for "God-given rights." In his speech, he promised to protect the 2nd amendment, add border control and keep funding police departments.

Announcing support for Abbott, who is seeking a third term, during the gubernatorial campaign stop were Charles Cotton, president of the National Rifle Association, and Darryl Valdez, president of the Texas State Rifle Association.

In the March 1 primary, Abbott is squaring off against seven Republican hopefuls.