Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote 2010: The Obama Effect

Updated: Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 10:59 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 01 Nov 2010, 10:59 PM CDT

Austin (KXAN) - Some GOP candidates across the State are using President Obama's image in campaign ads in an attempt to tarnish their democratic counterparts.

Recent "attack ads" released by Governor Rick Perry's campaign suggest that Bill White is "just another Obama."

Other ads against State Representative Mark Strama say, "Obama and Strama - wrong for Texas."

"This is not a congressional seat, this is a state house seat and we have a lot of work to do in the next couple of years," said House District 47 Democratic incumbent Valinda Bolton.

"We have critical, pressing needs at the state level and we have to take care of them and nobody is going to come down from Washington and deal with our state budget or our needs here," she said.

An ad on her opponent Paul Workman's website has a picture of Valinda Bolton and a photo-shopped picture of Obama next to her.

When asked about that photo, Workman responded, "We dont need to talk about that photo."

Voters heading to the polls Tuesday have their own opinions.

"It's like they're throwing darts in the dark," said Taylor Herbert. "They're just trying to pin negative on top of negative and not really focusing on the issues."

Rudi Rosengarten said, "I believe there's negative campaigns on both sides so I believe in looking who's the best person for the job."

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