Two statewide contenders were in Amarillo on Monday.
First, on Monday morning, Democrat Beto O’Rourke visited the Six Car Pub and Brewery in downtown Amarillo, as he campaigns for the U.S. Senate. The visit is expected to be O’Rourke’s last to Amarillo before the election, as the El Paso Democrat looks to rally support ahead of his highly-anticipated contest with Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Libertarian Neal Dikeman. Following the meet and greet and speech by O’Rourke, supporters of the Democrat marched to the Santa Fe Building to cast ballots.
Then, on Monday afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, visited Youngblood’s Cafe in downtown Amarillo to campaign for Senator Kel Seliger and Representative John Smithee. Seliger, a Republican, is facing Libertarian Jack Westbrook in the November election, while Smithee, also a Republican, is facing Democrat Mike Purcell, a retired teacher. Abbott is running for re-election in November, as well, facing Democrat Lupe Valdez and Libertarian Mark Tippetts.
This will not be the last swing by statewide candidates in Amarillo ahead of the election. Senator Ted Cruz is set to visit Amarillo on Halloween night.
Election Day is November 6th.