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GOP Gov. Abbott: Texans Will Reject 'Cult-Like' Dem O'Rourke

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot speaks during a press conference.
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By    |   Monday, 01 October 2018 11:53 AM

As popular as Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, might seem – even "cult-like" – Texans do not support his policies, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas.

"He's been a cult-like, very popular figure the way that he's run the campaign, but you don't vote on cult," Abbott told Monday's "Fox & Friends." 

"You don't vote on personality when you get to the U.S. Senate. You vote on the issues."

Rep. O'Rourke to challenging incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in a high-profile Senate race, and the Texas governor said his state will not side with "George Soros policies" of "wealth redistribution" and open borders.

"Texans are hostile to any candidate who's talking about raising their taxes," Abbott said. "Texans are hostile to anybody talking about big government programs run their lives."

There was anti-Cruz hostility in Washington, D.C., last week, as protesters accosted the senator and his wife at a restaurant. But even Cruz's challenger O'Rourke denounced the lack of "respect" by the protesters.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says as popular as Rep. Beto O'Rourke might seem - even "cult-like" - Texans do not support his policies.
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