LUBBOCK, Texas — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s ‘Soul of the Nation’ bus tour made a stop in Lubbock Wednesday morning.
The bus is part of a three-day statewide tour that kicked off it’s first stop in Amarillo. After Lubbock, the bus will be headed to Abilene, Fort Worth and Dallas for the rest of Wednesday.
Enthusiastic Biden/Harris supporters showed up to pick up campaign materials to decorate their vehicles and homes. Amy Gobel, a mother of four and an avid voter, said she was happy to see the bus.
“I am super excited to see the Biden/Harris bus. This is the first time I’ve seen a major democratic nominee come to West Texas,” said Gobel.
Gobel said she is voting democrat because there are key issues for her that Biden and Harris support.
“I’m voting for Biden, for one,[for] women’s rights. They packed the supreme court here in the last week since November 3,” she said. “I’m also voting for Biden because I believe in LGBTQ rights. I’m not a member of the LGBTQ community, but I have many friends that are, and they deserve the same rights that I have.”
Gracie Gomez, chair of the Lubbock Democratic Party, said although the weather provided some limitations for more people to attend the event, she appreciates that Lubbock was considered as a stop in the tour.
“Lubbock is an American city, it is not a Republican city, it doesn’t belong to Trump or to any one party,” she said,” she said., “We may be outnumbered by the Republicans and as long as this remains as an American city. I will fight for all Americans.”
Groups of Trump supporters stationed themselves across the street from the rally to show their support for Donald Trump.
Chalon Goodley, a Trump supporter, said she heard about the bus tour on Facebook and showed up to the event to confront Biden on ‘plausible deniability.”
“We are here because [Donald Trump] is for America first, he is for our veterans he’s for our black community, our Hispanic communities,” said Goodley. “We are going to get bigger Black and Hispanic votes for President Trump in this election. He will win.”