(Oct. 14)***There were several errors in the original reporting of this story as it pertains to Kathie Glass: Glass is a Libertarian candidate and is not running in the Republican primary for governor in 2014. When Glass ran for governor in 2010, she also did so on the Libertarian ticket. Tom Glass, who is her husband and vice-chairman of the Texas Libertarian Party, brought these errors to our attention (see comment below story). An on-air correction will also be made for this story
Original story: In the last two weeks, Libertarian Houston attorney Kathie Glass and conservative radio host and Fox News contributor Lisa Fritsch announced they would
join in the GOP race for governor in 2014 join the race for governor in 2014.
Corrected: Fritsch is running in the Republican primary and Glass is running on the Libertarian ticket.
Glass also ran in the 2010 governor’s race
and took just over 1 percent of the vote in that primary.
Glass ran as the Libertarian candidate in the 2010 governor's race against Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White and took just over 2 percent of the vote in the general election.
Fritsch said she is running as the citizens candidate and that she would not be intimidated by the amount of money in Abbott campaign fund.
Professor James Henson from the University of Texas at Austin heads up the Texas Politics Project and said these type of "dark horses" should have very little effect on Abbott’s ability to win the Republican primary.
"The reality of modern campaigns is that it’s very unlikely that marginal poorly funded candidates can affect the trajectory of a much more well-known and much, much more well-funded candidate," Henson said.
Henson said Abbott will be best-suited by ignoring his opponents and instead spending his time strategizing and planning for the general election.