Republican Congressman John Carter is trying to hold on to the seat he's held since 2002.

U.S. House District 31 is an historically Republican district that covers all of Williamson County and parts of Bell. 

But this year, Carter's opponent, Democrat and Air Force veteran MJ Hegar, has been raising more money than Carter and gaining national attention. Hegar has said she thinks Carter's out of touch and acting like he's already retired. She accused him of not holding an in-person town hall in five years.

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“I have held town halls,” Carter said. “In fact, I held 19 two years ago. I think we had 19 telephone town halls. Every week I do gatherings and they are not pre-planned. People are welcome to ask whatever question they want to ask.”

While Carter faces a tougher-than-usual reelection bid, he said he’s not concerned.

“I trust the American people and the people of Central Texas will realize what I've done and what I'm capable of doing,” Carter said. “I’m hoping they'll give me the job in the future, so I'm not worried at all.

Click the video link above to watch the full interview with Carter including his top priorities if reelected.