Leading candidate for Texas governor faces difficult decision that could disrupt executions

  • by: PAUL J. WEBER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 15, 2014 - 6:35 PM

AUSTIN, Texas — The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

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