Vice President Mike Pence headlined two Dallas rallies in the same hotel for Republican congressional incumbents facing stiff Democratic challenges.
Pence stumped for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) at two separate events Monday afternoon.
Pence arrived in Dallas just after 11 a.m. Monday.
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"The balance of the Congress may be well decided in Texas in this district," Pence said. "President Trump has given his full and total endorsement to Pete Sessions. He knows he has my endorsement."
Pence first rallied supporters for incumbent U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas Republican who Pence called a close friend. Pence hailed Sessions for his consistent support for President Donald Trump's policies.
"We need to stand for making America great again, and we need to stand for making sure Republicans hold the majority," Sessions said.
Pence and Sessions are old friends who have known each other since Pence served in Congress. Pence talked about the midterms, and encouraged the crowd to vote.
"The truth is for that first midterm election for the party that is in the White House, history teaches that that is a challenging election," he added.
Sessions was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1996 and faces a challenge from Democrat Colin Allred, a Dallas lawyer and former Baylor and Tennessee Titans linebacker.
After the rally for Sessions, Pence moved to a different ballroom at the same North Dallas hotel to rally support for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the event was closed to the news media.
Pence praised Cruz for his support for Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court associate justice.
Cruz, who is completing his first term, will face U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) in the race for Cruz's Senate seat.
The 2018 midterm elections are Tuesday, Nov. 6, while the deadline to register to vote in Texas is Tuesday, Oct. 9.