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Texas AG Abbott releases tax returns

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:49:09 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 30 2013 12:43:58 PM CDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has released personal tax returns that show the Republican gubernatorial candidate earning about $200,000 annually since 2010.
But the filings Abbott released Friday to The Associated Press do not reflect millions of tax-exempt dollars made from a settlement following his 1984 accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Abbott is the early favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry in 2014.
Abbott has made more than $5 million and counting from suing the owner of a tree that fell on him while jogging as a young law student.
In an interview with AP, Abbott would not commit to releasing earlier tax returns. He says those he's making public "covers a solid background" since his last political campaign.