Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky assailed Attorney General Greg Abbott on his campaign contributions and other topics this week in a Houston TV appearance that served as the closest forum to a debate yet.
Radnofsky accused the Republican incumbent for cowing to his political donors and being Gov. Rick Perry's "consigliere," a term referring to an organized crime boss' top adviser.
Those highlighted a series of sharp exchanges between the two on Red, White and Blue, a political show that airs on HoustonPBS.
"His campaign slogan should be, 'Don't tread on my donors,' " she said. "This gentleman has a history, with all due respect, of decision-making that paves the way for his donors to continue to their practices."