Garcia holds slight edge over Alvarado.
We're getting closer to knowing who will fill the late State Senator Mario Gallegos' seat in Austin.
Early voting begins Wednesday in next month's runoff between Sylvia Garcia and Carol Alvarado, and the race is getting nasty as each tries to separate them self from the other.
"Truth of the matter is these are candidates who are not all that different on anything, whether its issues, experience, even personality," says Rice University's Bob Stein.
Alvarado still has a lot of ground to make up, but did get the endorsement of Republican R.W. Bray.
"It may matter in the minds of voters who already voted for Bray, in the sense they may be persuaded to vote for Carol, but will they be persuaded to show up?" asks Stein.
With just five-percent voter turnout, Stein says anything is possible come March 2.
"This is race is important, and if for no other reason, it's a major representation for, if not Democrats alone, but Hispanic Democrats," he says. "To have such a small turnout determining that raises questions about how representative that candidate is, whoever wins this race."