"Ah," you say, "midterms. No one pays any attention to mid term elections. Only about 37% of eligible voters even bother to vote."
But this year has got to be different. This year we have a job to do. The current makeup of the Senate is 55 Democrats to 45 Republicans, which means we have got to take six seats to take control of the Senate away from Harry Greed. There are 36 seats open this year, with only 9 races seriously in question, and only two of those seats are currently held by Republicans. We've got our work cut out for us. This is no time to be slacking off.
And for you Texans out there, while it's virtually certain we'll send John Cornyn back to the Senate, it is imperative that we put Greg Abbott in the State House and Dan Patrick in the Lieutenant Governor's chair. Texas can't afford a Wendy Davis or a Leticia Van de Putte.
There are some things you should be doing right now in preparation for November 4th. Make sure your voter registration is current. Familiarize yourself with your local candidates. And be sure you know where your poling place is going to be. This November 4th may well be the most critical election day of your lifetime.
My wife Annie and I went down to the post office in Bucerias yesterday morning and mailed in our early ballots for the November 4th election. Since we are wintering in Mexico, it cost me $47.00 to have my sister-in-law send the early ballots down here from Texas and it cost me $50.00 to express mail them back to Houston.
Now, if I'm willing to pay $97.00 for the privilege to vote, don't you think you could at least spare the time to vote for free?
Especially if your freedom depends on it?