The state elections chief is predicting avoter turnout of just 13 percent in Tuesday's Texas primary and two independents are hoping that will help them in their bid to unseat the governor.
Neither Chris Bell nor his Democratic opponent, Bob Gammage, had much money to spend and relied on volunteers, endorsements and personal politicking to sway voters.
Republican Governor Rick Perry is facing minor opposition from three primary opponents.
Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn and comedian Kinky Friedman need some 45-thousand signatures apiece from voters who
don't cast ballots today to get on the November general election ballot as independents.
President Bush heads back to Texas Tuesday to cast his ballot.