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Texas Governor Greg Abbott visits Amarillo

Amarillo, TX - Voters and community leaders were paid a visit from the highest office in Texas Thursday morning.

Governor Greg Abbott took some time away from Austin to visit Amarillo for the first time since winning the 2014 election.

Several community leaders and representatives were also on hand for the event, including Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole, State Senator Kel Seliger and State Representative Four Price.

Abbott started the meeting to point out the fact that in both Potter and Randall counties, he received a higher percentage of votes than any Republican candidate for Governor in the state's history.

He highlighted several accomplishments from the latest legislative session, boasting nearly $4 billion in tax cuts (half of which, he says, applies to businesses) and more than $4 billion in new infrastructure investments.

Abbott also vowed to continue to fight Washington D.C. on what he calls attacks on Texans' right and liberties in the form of executive orders, new laws and U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Other topics included immigration, education, and the 2016 presidential election.

Following the visit, Governor Abbott continued down the road to visit voters in Lubbock.

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