Lubbock Democrat Denies Calling Abbott's Wife a "Prop"

The Lubbock Democrat accused by Attorney General Greg Abbott of calling his wife a “prop” denies ever making that remark, and he urged the front-running Republican candidate for governor to distance himself from rhetoric he says is hurtful to Hispanics.

“I categorically deny having ever referred to Mrs. Abbott as a prop. I think that would have been improper,” said Victor Hernandez, a Democrat who serves on the Lubbock City Council. “They made a mistake.”

The flap stems from a visit Abbott, accompanied by his wife, Cecilia, made to Lubbock last week. A day after he staged ...

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