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Presidential Candidates And Their Close Knit Supporters Hit The Lone Star State Hard

The Texas debates are over, but the race is still heating up.  Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama are pulling out the stops here in Texas, sending in their troops to make sure voters know who they are and what they stand for. 

From Michelle Obama, who was in Beaumont Monday, to Senator Ted Kennedy, who showed off his Spanish speaking and singing skills to Obama supporters in San Antonio, last week.  Chelsea Clinton was in Austin, Friday night, and Former President Bill Clinton has already criss-crossed the state, making stops in Beaumont and East Texas.  

Mike Huckabee met with supporters in Colorado, and Senator John McCain campaigned in Indiana, this past week.  Even though, physically, they haven't visited Texas during this campaign season, the Republican front runners still have the Lone Star State and their democratic counterparts in the fore-front of their minds.

"It's to the Democrats' credit that they are turning out in this very hotly contested race for the nomination of their party," said McCain.  "We have a lot of work to do to unite and energize [the Republican]."

"There are millions of Republican voters who have not voted," said Huckabee.  "Today, I'll be in Rhode Island.  Tomorrow, we're going to be in Ohio then headed on to Texas. 

The battle for the White House--being waged right in our own backyards.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com

 

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