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Democrats focus on getting people out to vote

Date: November 6, 2006
By: Rachel Bunning
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: With the election nearing, Democrats are concentrating on getting people to the polls. Rachel Bunning has more from the Capitol.

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Senate Minority Leader, Maida Coleman, says she has received many phone calls from constituents in recent days asking how they can help with campaigns.

Coleman says everyone has different reasons for voting.

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Description: Everyone has that button, and once it's pushed that evidently is what motivates people to come out and vote.

She cites the Republican turmoil in Washington as one of these buttons.

The Democratic party's top spokesperson, Jack Cardetti, says thousands of volunteers have manned phone banks and walked door to door in a last ditch effort for the election.

He says results will be positive if Democrats get out to vote.

Republican party spokesperson, Paul Sloca, says their party is also focusing efforts on getting voters to the polls.

From the Capitol, I'm Rachel Bunning.

 

 

 


Intro: The Democratic party's top spokesperson says they will be focusing their efforts as the election nears. Rachel Bunning has more from the Capitol. RunTime:
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There are three main goals this election says Democratic Party Spokesperson, Jack Cardetti.

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Description: Obviously the U.S. Senate race where the control of Senate hangs in balance, is a major effort.  Along with re-electing a Democrat as a State Auditor, and then picking up seats in both the House and Senate. 

Cardetti says the party is tapping into the enthusiasm that occurs right before an election, as well as taking advantage of their volunteers at phone banks and walking door-to-door.

He says, the campaign's focus now, is getting Democrats to the polls. If they do he thinks it will be a good year for the party.

This election isn't about winning or losing, he says, it's about changing the country and quote, putting it in a new direction.

The Republican party's spokesperson, Paul Sloca, says he's optimistic about the election because the party's campaign coordination has only improved since 2004.

From the Capitol, I'm Rachel Bunning. 


Intro: The Democrat's top spokesperson says thousands of volunteers are manning the phones and walking door to door in last minute campaign efforts.  Rachel Bunning has more from the Capitol. RunTime:
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Democratic Party spokesperson, Jack Cardetti, described last ditch efforts before the election as 'all hands on deck'.

Cardetti says he's confident if democrats get out and vote.

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Description: We need Democrats to get out to the polls.  The polls really show that if people come out and vote, Claire McCaskill will be our next U.S. Senator.
 
Cardetti states the Democrats have three main goals this election: the U.S. Senate race, the State Auditor race, and picking up seats in the House and Senate.
 
He also says Republicans are not as excited about voting this election because of the recent scandals in Washington.
 
Republican Party spokesperson, Paul Sloca, thinks the Republican success in 2004 will carry over to this election.
 
From the Capitol, I'm Rachel Bunning.