Rep. Doggett, challenger Narvaiz fighting hard for District 35
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Heading into the final stretch of the 2012 election, candidates in the newly created District 35 say they'll be working right up until the very end.
On the final day of early voting, Republican candidate Susan Narvaiz and a caravan of her supporters are making their way to polling places in the five counties in Congressional District 35.
She wants to tell voters, face to face, why she should be their representative in Washington.
"This is an opportunity to send one of us to Congress,” she said. “My husband and I, we're a two working income family. We have the same challenges and opportunities that they do."
Her opponent is incumbent Democrat Lloyd Doggett. After redistricting, he opted to run in the newly created district, requiring him to meet a new group of voters.
"I have many people here in San Antonio that I have never served before in Congress and so it's a matter of continuing to work and letting them know that I want to provide the same type of service," Rep. Doggett said.
The incumbent says his nearly two decades of experience make him best choice for the job.
"In Washington it's a question of being able to get something done and being effective for people,” Rep. Doggett said. “Again and again, when there's been an issue in the Austin-Lockhart-San Marcos area I've been able to be there and express the values of our community."
His challenger says the new district deserves a new leader.
"When we do anything for a long period of time, day in and day out, we get maybe a little complacent and we think we know everything, there's nothing new we could try," she said.
Both candidates say they'll spend the final days of the campaign working to get voters out.