GOP gubernatorial candidates hit the roads as primary nears

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by GLORIA CAMPOS / WFAA

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Posted on February 26, 2010 at 8:25 PM

DALLAS - Texas is a little more than three days away from the March 2 primaries. The battle for the Republican gubernatorial nominee is sending voters to the polls.

Early voting wraps up in less than an hour. In Dallas, almost the same amount of Republicans that voted early in the 2008 presidential election have turned out this year. But in Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties, more voters have turned out for the primary.

Gov. Rick Perry is fighting to get 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff, most likely with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who trails by double digits in the polls. Both will be very busy traveling the state in the upcoming days before the election.

Saturday, Perry and Hutchison will be campaigning in the Houston area. On Sunday, they will both head back to North Texas, with Perry in Plano and Hutchison making stops in Lakewood, Plano, and the HEB area.

On Monday, it's a dash across the state. Both candidates are campaigning in East Texas, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.



 

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