Campaign 2006: The Home Stretch

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It was a rally of mega proportions Monday at Texas A&M University. That's where several Republican candidates made one of their final stops on the campaign trail.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was the keynote speaker at the 'Get Out and Vote Rally' held at the Memorial Student Center. Joining Hutchison were Senator Steve Ogden; Elizabeth Jones, who serves on the Texas Railroad Commission; Senator Todd Staples, who's running for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture; and District 17 congressional candidate Van Taylor.

Hutchison, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, is running for re-election. She spoke with local residents and Texas A&M students about various issues, including fighting to permanently lower taxes, securing our borders and protecting our troops and veterans.

Taylor urged attendees to vote Republican, while the District 17 incumbent made a stop at Fort Hood.

Monday afternoon, Representative Chet Edwards visited Fort Hood to attend the III Corps Color Casing ceremony in preparation for their deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Edwards represented Fort Hood for 14 years in the former 11th Congressional District. He is a ranking member of the House Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.