Here is your Morning Brief for January 26, 2015.

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Perry and Cruz in Iowa

White no Republican has officially announced that they are running for President, several potential 2016 Republican candidates were in Iowa over the weekend. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senator Ted Cruz were among those who spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summitt and according to the Texas Tribune, they were both impressive.

“I thought Ted Cruz and Rick Perry gave an excellent speech, I really did,” said Darrell Mahlberg, who attended the event.

“I really wasn’t expecting that out of [Perry], but I thought he gave an excellent speech because he had backbone. Both of them did, where the other [speakers] I don’t really think showed their backbone," he added.

Even POLITICO added to their story that Perry could become a "thorn in Cruz's side". In addition to Perry and Cruz firing up the crowd in Iowa, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reportedly fired up the crowd at the event in what was seen as his coming out party.

Abbott Takes on City Bans

Governor Greg Abbott fought against over-regulation as Attorney General and he doesn't plan on stopping now that he is Governor. Abbott told San Angelo Standard-Times the reason why he would not only take on big government regulations from the federal government but also city bans that over-regulate.

“Second, just to dig into the weeds of the pure philosophy, it goes to the underpinnings of the genius of the founders of this nation. The founders of the nation going back to the chief architects of the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, made clear that the power in this country rests in two places. It rests in the states and it rests in individuals. And the place that makes it the most clear of any is the 10th Amendment. It was the states that created the federal government, not the other way around. And it’s the states that create cities and local government, not the other way around. It is states that are responsible for ensuring that we protect individuals wherever they may live from over-regulation.”

I don't think Greg Abbott will be as silent as many people think.

Other Must Read Links:

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Rubio and 2016

GOP Hopefuls Eye Texas Hispanic Vote

Scott Walker in Iowa

Downtown Lubbock Redevelopment 

Why Are Hospitals Suing Low-Income Patients 

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