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District 6 candidates stand at polls for 11 hours greeting voters

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

During early voting this week, some old fashioned politics are going on in Tyler. District 6 Representative Matt Schaefer and his challenger Skip Ogle held signs just 100 feet away from a polling place on East Ferguson Street for more than 11 hours Thursday.

Schaefer and Ogle stood, holding signs just a few feet away from each other. Ogle was the first to arrive on the greeting turf this morning.

"We look forward to being out in front of the voters and saying hi to them personally," Ogle said. "If there's any questions that they might have, we'd be able to address those and talk about the issues that we're running on."

The candidates say this is the best way to give voters a warm greeting before they choose their next Texas House member for district 6.

"It's not uncommon to see someone running for office in your neighborhood or on a sidewalk," Schaefer said. "This is the season for it so people kind of expect it and I think they enjoy seeing us out here."

Schaefer and Ogle say they plan to do it all over again on the last day of early voting Friday until 7 p.m.

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