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Capital Tonight: Abbott campaign pivots toward education issues

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The race for the state's top spot is now focusing in on education. Attorney General Greg Abbott kicked off a series of classroom roundtables this week, marking the first time the Republican frontrunner in the race for governor has zeroed in on the topic. It's an issue Senator Wendy Davis — the lead Democrat in the race — has been campaigning on since the beginning.

In Tuesday's Capital Tonight, we looked at where the candidates stand on the issue, and what they've said in the past.

Enrolling Texas

The White House is reporting over a million people visited the healthcare.gov website Monday, on the first full business day after a series of repairs. Government officials now say the federal online health insurance exchange is now functioning 90 percent of the time.

We spoke with Mimi Garcia of Enroll America about their efforts to get the word out about health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act in states like Texas, where the federally created website is the only one available.

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Capital Commentators

Plus, our Capital Commentators, Harold Cook and Ted Delisi, joined us to look at what's next for the Affordable Care Act and how Republicans and Democrats will position themselves around the law.

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