District 19 Challengers Push for Last Minute Vote

Published 03/04 2014 05:40PM

Updated 03/04 2014 06:26PM

By Michaela MacDonald

LUBBOCK, TX -- Congressman Randy Neugebauer cast his vote at Lubbock Cooper North Elementary this morning then went back to Washington, DC.

His two challengers, Dr. Donald May and Chris Winn tell us they have been around Lubbock today trying to mobilize voters.

Here's little more background on the District 19 race. Incumbent Randy Neugebauer has held the seat since 2003.

All three of the candidates on the Republican ballot today have emphasized their conservative values.

May is a member of the Lubbock Board of Health and writes the "Mr. Conservative" blog.

Chris Winn is the former Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman who took on Neugebauer, unsuccessfully, in the 2012 primary.

May and Winn squared off in a town hall style debate just over two weeks ago. Both were very critical of Neugebauer's absence.

"I'll outright state that Chris Winn and I are willing to debate him, anytime this week," says May. "He can pick the place, he can pick the venue, and we can sit down and debate because you, the news media, deserve that to be able to get the three of us together."

"For 10 years hes been somewhat distant from his constituents and from the voters and now that there is two challengers not just one, but two challengers he chose not to debate  not to show up at the forums and then low and behold today when people are energerized and coming out he chooses to take out of the district to go back to Washington," said Chris Winn.

Both say they believe they can better represent West Texas values.

Dr. May says he wants to be a bold representative for District 19 by proposing solutions and getting bills passed.

Winn says he was an ambassador for Neugebauer for years, and he feels that the congressman represents the values of Washington and Wall Street and not West Texas.

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