77-year-old Texas woman tears up after voting for Beto O’Rourke

A 77-year-old Texas woman was overcome with emotion after casting her ballot for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday.

Pamela Aguirre was carrying her oxygen tank and wearing her "Beto for Senate" T-shirt at her polling place in El Paso when O’Rourke showed up with his wife and children to cast his own vote.

During an interview with MSNBC's Garrett Raake, Aguirre teared up while explaining why the event was so emotional for her.

"Because I wasn’t expecting it, and because we think he's pretty important, and we're honored that he was here," Aguirre told the reporter, her voice breaking.

When Raake asked the senior voter why O’Rourke was so important to her, Aguirre was quick to reply, "because he represents everything that Donald Trump isn’t."

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EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) (R) talks with a supporters after he cast his ballot at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Texas US Senatorial Candidate Beto O'Rourke leaves a polling station at El Paso, Texas, Community College-Rio Grande Campus, with his children, after casting his vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of US President Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)
EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), his wife Amy Sanders and their children are surrounded by journalists after they voted at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), his wife Amy Sanders (R) and their children Henry, Ulysses and Molly walk back home after voting at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX), his wife Amy Sanders and their children leave their neighborhood polling place after voting at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) and his children Molly (L) and Ulysses leave their neighborhood polling place after voting at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Texas US Senate candidate Beto ORourke (R) walks with his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, and his three children, Ulysses, 11 (3rd L); Henry, 7 (L); and Molly, 10, to the El Paso, Texas, Community College-Rio Grande Campus to vote in the US midterm elections on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of US President Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)
Texas US Senate candidate Beto ORourke (R) walks with his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, and his three children, Ulysses, 11 (3rd L); Henry, 7 (L); and Molly, 10, to the El Paso, Texas, Community College-Rio Grande Campus to vote in the US midterm elections on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of US President Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)
EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) and his children Molly (L) and Ulysses leave their neighborhood polling place after voting at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The Texas Senate battle between O’Rourke and Republican Ted Cruz has become one of the most closely watched political races of 2018's midterm elections.

Although Texas has not elected a Democrat to a statewide office in a quarter of a century, O'Rourke still poses a threat to Cruz going into Tuesday's election, which is surprising for the deep-Red state.

But even though the odds are stacked against O'Rourke, that hasn't stopped his fans, like Aguirre, from hoping for a miracle.

When asked what it would feel like to see him elected to the Senate, a tearful Aguirre responded, "everything, just everything."

"It will mean so much. It will mean that, by gosh, we all still have a chance to have a decent country and decent values with decent relationships with other people," she added.

And, for what it's worth, O'Rourke has also remained optimistic about his chances.

"If people keep turning out at the rates that we've seen, I'm confident that we will win," the politician said on Monday.

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