Early voting ends in two days, and turnout has been huge for a midterm election. So the candidates want to make sure they don’t miss a single vote.
“Folks are getting out there, they are voting. They are going to decide the election of our lifetime and the future of our country,” says Congressman Beto O’Rouke, Democratic candidate for Senate.
O’Rouke rallied in Waco for one of his stops on Wednesday morning to push people to vote.
“We want to be in every single part of the state listening to, working for, and delivering for everyone,”
O’Rouke continues. “I’m here to thank those in Waco who have been such strong supporters for so long now, and to make sure we bring this home.”
Senator Ted Cruz isn’t letting the El Paso Democrat have Central Texas to himself.
“This is Texas,” Cruz says. “I’m going to ask you to come out and vote tomorrow. Don’t put it off. Go out and vote tomorrow.”
He will be in Bryan on Friday after driving through Wichita Falls and Pampa on his “Get Out to Vote” tour bus.
“Everyday is a great time to be a Texan,” Cruz says.
One of the newer issues that has the two men at odds is the thousands of people headed to the U.S. right now seeking asylum.
“When you get here, we have identified homes that are willing to take you in to give you free housing, free food, free health care,” Cruz explains. “And every one of these homes is self-identified with a little black and white sign that says ‘Beto’. Don’t bother knocking, just kick the door and they don’t believe in walls. So just let yourself in and make yourself at home.”
“They see their future here in this country. They want to make their communities, their neighborhoods, their families that much more stronger and successful as well. We don’t need walls. We don’t need to send the military to the border,” O’Rouke says.
Democrat M.J. Hegar, who is running against U.S. Representative John Carter for Texas District 31, will be in Killeen on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. to push for people’s votes.
We’ve called Republican Representative John Carter’s campaign, but they have not gotten back to us.
Early voting does end on Friday, but voting will open back up on Election Day – which is Tuesday.
There will be a rally/block walk on Saturday morning in Round Rock with Texas State Rep candidates and George P. Bush.