Colt McCoy to introduce Greg Abbott

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Former UT quarterback Colt McCoy is making an appearance in Austin Thursday night at 5 p.m. to introduce Attorney General Greg Abbott as he continues his Texas tour.

Abbott announced Sunday he is running for Texas Governor and since then has traveled the state to rally support. He has visited Houston, Lubbock and McAllen on his "Meet Greg Abbot Tour."

McCoy, now playing for the San Francisco 49ers, was a quarterback for the Longhorns from 2006 to 2009.

Abbott said he plans to make higher education a priority for the state if elected, along with focusing on small businesses, reducing government spending and securing the border.

Abbott has served as the Texas attorney general since 2002 and reportedly raised more than $20 million for his campaign so far.

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