With only two days left until midterm elections competitors Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke are giving one last push to the public to get the vote out in their favor.
Early voting in Texas concluded last week with a record number of Texans heading to the polls to cast ballots ahead of midterm elections. In the state's much-watched U.S. Senate race, both Senator Cruz and Congressmen O'Rourke say the strong turnout would work in their favor.
"I want to ask everyone here, if you share these values, and I know you do. If you share a love for Texas, if you share a love for freedom, if you want to keep the Texas economic boom moving forward, if you want to keep our community safe and secure," said Cruz.
"Before we see ourselves as Democrats or republicans, we will insist on seeing ourselves as Texans, Americans, as Human Beings," said O'Rourke.
According to three new Emerson Battleground polls in Texas, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is in the lead at 50%, Beto O'Rourke at 47%, and 2% undecided.
Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at the Pan American Recreation Center around noon in east Austin in support of O'Rourke. He took the stage to keep supporters upbeat while telling a crowd of several hundred people that he needed every last bit of help to ensure a victory.
His push to voters, immigration, health care and better teacher pay.
With only two days left before Texans seal their fates, Beto supporters say they're doing what they can to get the vote. "I believe in equal rights equal pay for women, reproductive justice. I agree with Beto with his support on LGBT rights," said Travis Hyzak. "This is the last weekend before voting on Tuesday so we are getting as many boots on the floor as possible to talk to people face to face. And make sure they know how to vote."
Meanwhile Cruz, is doing what he can to ensure he stays in the lead and continues on with Texas tradition of remaining a red state. "I would ask everyone here to go out and get five other people to come out and vote on Tuesday. Pick up the phone, call your friends, call your neighbors, and talk to your co-workers. Say hey, have you voted? Offer to drive somebody to the polls. Encourage everybody to come out and vote on Tuesday because it's protecting the extraordinary freedom we have."
On Friday the last day of early voting he stopped in Fort Worth stressing the strong Texas economy.
"When we have historic economic growth record, low Hispanic and African American unemployment, who in their right mind would want to mess that up," said Cruz.