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Beto O'Rourke visits San Angelo during campaign tour

Supporters were able to ask the candidate questions about how he plans to govern the state if elected.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Texans traveled from near and far to hear from gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke in San Angelo.

"We're excited to meet Beto, though. We've heard a bunch about him. He's not going to stop at our little town in memory. So we decided to drive 65 miles to see him today,” supporter Arcilia Cardenas said.

O'Rourke is on a 49-day, 5,600 mile tour through the state of Texas to hear what communities are asking for and answering any vital questions his supporters may have.

There were a few avid Gov. Greg Abbott supporters at the rally, but it didn't stop O’Rourke from sharing his opinions regarding political issues in Texas. 

"Not only will we be able to do all that good work. Not only will we be able to train up and hire more of our own, say, you grew up in Tom Green County. Can't afford a medical school education. What if Texas said we'll pay for it on the condition that you move back to Tom Green County after medical school and practice medicine there for six years and take care of the people who nurtured your success in the first place. Not only can we do all that, but the kicker is that we can lower your property taxes."

He also addressed topics including abortion rights, health care needs, and how lawmakers should crack down on gun control laws to protect people across the Lone Star State.

"I propose on behalf of our kids in those classrooms that we step up and do the right thing, defend the Second Amendment, and better protect the lives of the people in our lives. You all with me on this? Can we get this done? We're Texans. We're capable of this,” O’Rourke continued. 

O’Rourke will continue his 'Beto for Texas' tour throughout the rest of this month. 

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