The Houston Rodeo parade is tinged with politics.  Senator John Cornyn rode a horse named Bud Lite along the parade route while he was in town.

Three days before the primary election, Texas’ senior senator attended a get-out-the-vote rally for United Republicans of Harris County.

Cornyn has been criticized as a ‘Washington-insider’ by his opponents, and his re-election campaign has focused on his Texas roots.

Polls show Cornyn with a comfortable lead over his six challengers in the Tuesday primary.