There's less than 50 days until the primaries in Texas. On Saturday, Democratic candidates pulled into Lubbock, hoping to build momentum for their campaigns as the March 2nd deadline approaches. Although Lubbock has a voting history of being a conservative city, that didn't stop Democrats from giving it their best efforts. A number of Democratic candidates looking to fill positions from the Governor's seat to the House and Senate appeared at the Science Spectrum to explain why folks in Lubbock and through out Texas should consider voting blue. In an interesting show of force, Democratic candidates, many who are even running against each other, all gathered to explain their individual platforms. Some of the top issues they spoke about included education, job growth, fixing the Texas economy, becoming energy independent and of course health care.
"Grades 1, 2, and 3 and improve that so our kids can learn how to read and write before they go on", said Felix Alvarado, (D) running for Governor of TX.
"Our kids deserve clean water, clean air and our land needs to stay clean so we need clean energy," said Farouk Shami, (D) running for Governor of TX.
Remember the primary takes place March 2nd, but don't forget the check out all the candidates before you place your vote.