Candidates hard at work as early voting winds down

HOUSTON Harris County says it has seen a spike in voting as more than 134,000 people have already cast their ballots. According to the clerk's office, that's a 200 percent increase from the 2006 midterms.

You have an opportunity to vote today. The polls will open at 1pm and close at 6pm. Early voting ends on Friday.

Governor Rick Perry is trying to get people to vote a straight Republican ticket when they cast their ballots. Yesterday, he was in Spring, where he attended a rally at Gringo's restaurant. While he was there, he encouraged his supporters to vote early. People who were at the event said they believe Perry can protect the borders in Texas, and control spending. Perry is trying for an unprecedented fourth term as governor. And if elected, it would be his third full term.

Perry's Democratic opponent has been campaigning in other parts of the state. Last night, Bill White was in San Antonio. That stop wrapped up a four city tour that started in Laredo Saturday morning. This weekend, White received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The newspaper cited White's success in the business world, and said those skills could help him deal with the state's budget.

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