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Beto O’Rourke Chased From Texas Venue By Abbott Supporters

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Supporters of Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott heckled Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke as he left a campaign event in Texas on Friday.

After hosting an hour-long event in Rockdale, Texas, O’Rourke left the building and walked back to his truck through a crowd of Abbott supporters.

Several of the supporters were waving Abbott signs and dancing along to Kid Rock’s “We the People.”

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O’Rourke is touring the state in his longshot attempt to unseat Abbott, who is running for his third term in the office.

Back in March, Abbott won the GOP primary with ease.

According to the New York Times election tracker, Abbott received 1,234,836 votes and avoided a run-off by winning roughly 66% of the vote in the GOP primary.

O’Rourke received 911,554 votes, which was about 91 percent of the votes cast in the Democratic primary.

“Tonight, Republicans sent a message. They want to keep Texas on the extraordinary path of opportunity that we have provided over the past eight years. A Texas where working families can flourish under the ninth-largest economy in the world. A Texas where students are prepared and inspired for college or a career. A Texas that supports our law enforcement officers who keep our communities safe. A Texas where we protect your constitutional rights and individual liberties. A Texas where everyone has a path to prosperity” said Abbott after claiming victory on Tuesday night.

A recent poll revealed that Abbott tops and leads O’Rourke in the Texas gubernatorial race.

A poll from The Hill/Emerson College Polling found that 61 percent of likely voters in Texas support Abbott’s re-election campaign.

Abbott, who has been governor for seven years, is also leading in the poll’s general election matchup against O’Rourke.

Abbott currently leads O’Rourke in the poll by seven points, with 52 percent supporting Abbott and 45 percent supporting O’Rourke. Three percent said they are “unsure.”

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Abbott held a press conference earlier this week and announced that Texas had won Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup for the tenth year in a row.

The award highlights top-performing states for job creation and capital investment.

“Texas continues to shine as the beacon of economic prosperity in America, and I am proud to accept Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup for a record-shattering tenth straight year,” said Abbott.

“Texas is the new frontier where dreams, families, and jobs grow. This honor is a testament to the unmatched business climate and highly skilled and diverse workforce we have cultivated here in the Lone Star State, and I thank the exceptional economic development teams across our state who have worked diligently to attract new, innovative businesses to their communities and bring more economic opportunity to hardworking Texans. As we celebrate the resurgence of the mighty Texas economy, we look to the future with high and hopeful expectations of an even brighter, more prosperous future for generations of Texans,” he added.

O’Rourke is also well-known for his gun control activism.

The mayor of Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were murdered in a tragic school shooting, had some stinging words for Democrat candidate for governor, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.

It happened on Wednesday when the Democrat candidate interrupted a press conference on the school shooting in what many said was a political stunt.

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“You are doing nothing,” the Democrat said. “You said this was not predictable, this was totally predictable, and you choose not to do anything.”

“Sir you are out of line. Please leave this auditorium,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said before he got furious.

“I cannot believe you,” the mayor said. “You’re a sick son of a b*tch, you would come to a deal like this to make it a political issue.”

Conservatives tore into the Democrat on Twitter.

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