Texas’s Greg Abbott Welcomes the ‘Bitcoin Community’ to His Campaign

gregabbott18 Apr 2014 / Wired – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who’s running for governor against Wendy Davis, has a new plan to attract young, digitally-savvy voters: Bitcoin.

Abbott’s campaign announced this week that it would officially accept the cryptocurrency donations. Abbott’s communications director Matt Hirsch tells Politico’s Ben White:

Our campaign has focused on making use of cutting-edge tools to communicate online and has made digital a priority from the start. Something as innovative as Bitcoin is an opportunity for us to continue this focus, especially given the fact that it embodies free market principles, which Texans are very fond of.

In a stump speech on Wednesday, Abbott said, “We welcome the Bitcoin community to join our team.”

Bitcoin users tend to be young, white, libertarian males. This is partly because Bitcoin is completely decentralized and outside the Federal Reserve’s purview. While Abbott isn’t one of the politicians calling to “End the Fed,” he is definitely a proponent of states rights. As Attorney General, he sued the federal government 27 times….. Read more


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