Governor rallies voters at local barbecue restaurant

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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The house was packed at Schoepf's Bar-B-Que in Tuesday afternoon in Belton As Gov. Greg Abbott’s supporters filled the room.

(Photo by Alex Cano)

“We cannot lose any Republican running for the United States Congress because the tipping scale will be very close whether it will be Republicans or Democrats who will be controlling congress,” Governor Abbott said.

Abbott is on a 19-city tour around the state supporting Republican candidates including Central Texas Republican Congressman John Carter who’s opposed by a Democrat, Air Force Veteran MJ Hegar, and Libertarian Jason Hope.

“Records are being set by the Democrats in precincts across the state. You need to make sure we make records here in Bell County,” Abbott said.

Abbott’s supporters got the message.

“We are definitely are a strong group of Latinos and Latinas that support our governor,” Latinas for Abbott member, Dolores Trevino said.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez, meanwhile, was talking taxes.

“Every single time (legislators) put less funds into education the local community has to take up the slack. Therefore they have to raise property taxes, homeowner taxes. It doesn't make sense you keep on pushing the burden down but you won't do anything,” she said.