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Bill Clinton to Rally in Swing District

The rally in San Antonio is scheduled to begin after 3 p.m.

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    One of the closest U.S. House races is the country is in Texas, and former President Bill Clinton is coming to try and give Democrats a boost.

    Clinton will hold a rally Thursday in San Antonio for Democratic congressional hopeful Pete Gallego. The longtime state lawmaker is trying to take the sprawling 23rd Congressional District from Republican U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco, who narrowly won the seat in 2010.

    This year's election is expected to be just as close. It's also been just as costly and heated, with at least $5 million in television ads poured into the race.

    It's the third time since 2006 that Clinton has rallied Democrats in what has become a perennial swing district. His last visit in 2010 couldn't stop a Republican victory.