POSTED: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 6:28pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:41pm
El Paso - Two men are scrambling for your support tonight. They're both trying to represent El Paso in texas House District 78. Few people are betting on the outcome of what may be one of the closest political races this November.
Joe Moody just finished his first legislative session in Austin. The democrat won the freshman legislator of the year award. And he's back campaigning in advance of November's election outlying his vision to El Pasoans.
"Whether it be the medical school, UTEP, our military families at Fort Bliss and a new emerging issue of renewable energy, specifically solar energy...we have to go after this vision and make El Paso the best it can be," Moody states.
Moody's challenger, Republican businessman, Dee Margo, is upset with what he calls his opponent's failure to act on the expansion of the texas tech medical school in El Paso.
"Mr. Moody did not even sponsor a bill that even went for that building, it's one thing to try and fail, it's another not to try at all," Margo contends.
In 2008, Margo was widely considered the favorite in the traditionally red district. Now, the conservative says he's in good shape to win in November because President Obama will not be on the ballot.
"Two years ago the winds were in our face with what turned out to be what I would call the Obama tsunami. And now I think the winds are behind us and people are looking for change."