Bexar Co. GOP launches ‘Get Out the Vote' effort

Get Out the Vote

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio's Republican Party struggles to launch “Get Out the Vote” effort three weeks before the election, as some prominent Texas Republicans fail to show up.

Bright and early Tuesday morning, the worker bees of the Republican Party in San Antonio showed up for a rally to get out the vote.

Some were wearing t-shirts in support of Congressman Will Hurd. One Ted Cruz fan brought the senator's book in hopes of getting it signed, but neither Cruz nor Congressman Hurd showed up, as scheduled.

Senator Ted Cruz was in San Marcos Tuesday and said he never agreed to go. Congressman Will Hurd said he had a conflicting event outside of San Antonio.

General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush was in charge of the event as the chair of the Victory Texas 2016. 

"In order to keep Texas and our country free, we got to vote Republican in a matter of days," Bush told the crowd before leaving so he wouldn't have to take questions from reporters.

KENS 5 did track down Senator Ted Cruz at the event in San Marcos, where we asked him about polls showing Hillary Clinton could turn Texas blue in this election.

"It would be a shame if conservatives don't turn out on this Election Day," Cruz said.  

Senator Cruz wouldn't answer questions about whether he agrees with Donald Trump about the election being rigged. Neither George P. Bush nor the Texas Republican Party replied to our request for comment. 

(© 2016 KENS)


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