Article courtesy of New York Times, written by Manny Fernandez.
HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign sent me an email one morning, showing the governor aiming a pump-action shotgun in my direction. This was a view of an elected official I had never seen — the get-your-hands-up view. If I contributed $25 to his campaign, I would be entered in a contest to win a shotgun. The subject line of the email read: “Shotgun!” It was a typical morning in Texas.
The prize was special, though. It was not a rare antique. It was, the email noted three times, a Texas-made shotgun.