1. Ted Cruz arrives for early voting, greets supporters
2. Signs autographs
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Senator Ted Cruz, (R) Texas
"Terrific. Heidi and I both just early voted and it was great. Actually Sunday afternoon is a terrific time where the lines had subsided some. But I gotta say it's encouraging. We're seeing enormous turnout all over the state of Texas and that's a very good sign."
4. Cruz walking with family
5. US Representative and US Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke standing
6. O'Rourke walks toward supporters
7. O'Rourke climbs up and address crowd in Spanish
8. Crowd listening
9. Pan up from crowd to O'Rourke
10. People listening
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Beto O'Rourke, (D) US Senate Candidate
"From the turnout numbers that we've seen so far, we are far outpacing the 2014 midterm election. We're not that far behind 2016 presidential levels. People are standing up to be counted at this defining moment of truth and I'm just so grateful to be a part of it."
Republican US Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke both greeted supporters in Houston on Sunday. Cruz was cheered as he left the polling station where he went for early voting. O'Rourke held a rally near a polling station.
The Texas Senate race is one of the most closely watched in the U.S. Republicans currently hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate and Democrats are trying to win seats like the one in Texas in hopes of overturning that majority.
Many states allow early voting in the final weeks before election day. Election day for 2018 in the U.S. is Tuesday, November 6th.
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