Gubernatorial candidates ramp up efforts to get voters to polls

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- It's the home stretch of the 2014 mid-term elections. The latest polls have Wendy Davis behind Greg Abbott by double digits. Fighting from behind, she spent Sunday visiting churches in Houston. We spoke with her at an event with volunteers from the Texas Organizing Project.

"This election is about the future of our children in this state. And we cannot afford for folders to stay home," Davis says.

Getting voters to the polls is the most important thing for both sides at this point. Especially since midterm elections generally have lower turnout.

We stopped by the offices of the Fort Bend Republicans while they made Get out the Vote calls. Chairman Mike Gibson says they are comfortable with their top candidate, Greg Abbott, heading into the final days.

"Many times what we here is talking points and not real solutions. He has some real solutions that can help this state and I think that has resonated. And I think people respect that," Gibson says.

"I'm not interested in specific races right now. I'm interested in people voting their feelings right now and I don't want people to not vote in an election and then complain about the results," explains Missouri City vicinity NAACP President Clarence Holliday.

He says the group still disagrees with the voter ID law even though there's nothing they can do to change it. So they are working overtime.

"All NAACP chapters are working to try to help anyone who doesn't have an ID get one," Holliday says.

We asked a Greg Abbott spokesperson what he's doing to keep his lead. She says he'll be re-joined by actor Chuck Norris on the trail Monday. She adds the only poll that counts is at the end of Election Day after the voters have spoken.
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