Abbott, O’Rourke make campaign stops in Houston

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The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger are making campaign stops here in the heated battle for Texas governor.

HOUSTON — With the November election eight weeks away, the race for Texas governor is ramping up as Beto O’Rourke fights to unseat Gov. Greg Abbott. While the Democratic challenger has gained some ground in recent polls, the Republican incumbent is still ahead in the battle to lead the Lone Star State.

The hot-button topics include abortion rights, border security and crime, which was Abbott’s main focus during his campaign stop in Houston on Tuesday.

Abbott was joined by Houston Police Officers Union President Douglas Griffith and other local law enforcement at his “Back the Blue” news conference. He blamed judges and the bail…

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