Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Texas to campaign for Democratic congressional hopeful Pete Gallego, who's locked in one of the state's few competitive races.
Gallego spokeswoman Rebecca Acuna says Clinton will hold a rally for Democrats, featuring the state lawmaker Thursday at South San Antonio High School. The rally will take place at the Ron Durban Athletic Center, at a time to be determined later. Gallego is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco in the sprawling 23rd Congressional District.
The race is among only a handful of toss-ups in Texas as the Nov. 6 election approaches.
Early voting begins Monday. Acuna says the Clinton event is free, but those who wish to attend must obtain tickets to be allowed into the rally.
To obtain a ticket, you can present your 'I Voted' sticker, given to those who vote early, at one of these locations:
- Gallego for Congress Campaign HQ - 9727 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway, Suite #109
- Northwest Democrats Campaign HQ - 6812 Bandera Rd.
- Bexar County Democratic Party Office - 3000 West IH-10
- Texas Democratic Party Campaign HQ - 7121 Hwy. 90, Suite #230
It's the third time since 2006 that Clinton has rallied Democrats in what has become a perennial swing district. His last visit in 2010 couldn't stop a Republican victory.