McALLEN, Texas (AP) — One of an incumbent's advantages was on full display in south Texas today in stops by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White and GOP Gov. Rick Perry.
White -- who's a former mayor of Houston -- traveled the Rio Grande Valley making promises about what he would do to help the area if elected — a veteran's hospital, an interstate.
Meanwhile, Perry was scheduled to announce millions of dollars in state funding to attract technology jobs at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner says the governor's event is an official appearance -- not a campaign event.
Perry's first hurdle is a bruising battle with U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the March 2 Republican primary.
White also has opponents for the Democratic nomination, including wealthy Houston businessman Farouk Shami.