Candidates tour Texas to get out the vote

Wendy Davis (AP Photo/LM Otero) and Greg Abbott (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) – In the race for governor, both candidates spent Saturday crisscrossing Texas with hopes of boosting turnout at the polls.

KXAN spoke to State Senator Wendy Davis at her campaign stop in Pflugerville. She talked up her plan on education, as well as statewide voting numbers.

“All over the state we know turnout is up incredibly,” Davis said. “The mail in ballot returns were up fantastically and the voter registration is up.”

Her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, spent part of Saturday in his hometown of Wichita Falls. Border security, drought and water issues were his big topics, particularly in drought-stricken Wichita Falls.

“I’ve seen, with deep concern, the way that people in Wichita Falls are facing water challenges,” Abbott said. “I’ve been working with leaders here already, making sure we’re going to be able to address those challenges.”

Early voting continues until Friday, October 31. Election day is Tuesday, November 4. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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