Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler has little money and faces an uphill battle. But during a stop in Dallas Wednesday he said voters shouldn’t count him out, even though he's trailing in the polls by double digits. In the last week, he has finally had enough money to launch a TV ad against Republican opponent Ted Cruz.
Ad: "I’m Paul Sadler. I’ve been endorsed by newspapers in Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, San Antonio. Partly because of my work for you and partly because Ted Cruz is the most extreme senate candidate in Texas history…"
In Dallas Wednesday, Sadler visited early polling places and met volunteers at the Dallas Democratic headquarter’s phone bank. " Hi I’m Paul."
Volunteer Don Campbell in turn greeted the candidate. "Good to see you Don, I’m Paul." Other volunteers said hello to the candidate, "Hi Paul, I voted for you yesterday…"
Sadler acknowledges his is an uphill fight. But he will not back down. He cited some positive stories out of Houston regarding early voting numbers.
"Now again, I’m the first one to tell you that it’s way early and you can’t tell a whole lot of projections based on the early voting. But the pattern of the story this morning that was reported on TV as well as locally, was that people were going in, race by race. And there were a number of straight ticket voting. But there were a lot of people splitting tickets, going back and forth, and at the top of the ticket, both President Obama and myself were leading," Sadler said.
Sadler’s message to voters makes jobs his top priority. He also wants comprehensive immigration reform and favors the Dream Act. Opponent Ted Cruz plans to campaign in Dallas Thursday, joined by Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison.