Last Primary Efforts

By: Emily Brown Email
By: Emily Brown Email

Campaigning was in full force this weekend, with parties going door to door and last efforts being made to grab attention and votes for candidates.

"If you want to go to people's houses in your neighborhood today. That'd probably be the first thing you want to do," says a member of the Harrisonburg Democratic Committee.

Local campaigns for the presidential candidates kicked it into high gear this weekend, with the primary just a few days away.

"They are going to get out and make phone calls and talk to people. That’s what this group in here is getting ready to do this morning," says Alan Finks, the Chairman of the Harrisonburg Democrats.

Obama supporters began their Saturday handing out information and fliers to local people in Harrisonburg.

"The neighborhoods off of Central Avenue, there's a lot of support over there," says someone who supports Obama.

Meanwhile, former President Clinton stumped for his wife Saturday at a rally at Virginia Tech, while Senator Clinton maintains a full schedule around the Commonwealth.

"The Senator will be at the Jefferson Jackson dinner tonight. Tomorrow she is in Manassas, and then she's in Roanoke," says Clinton's press office.

Local College Democrats are also doing their share of campaigning, tapping Barack Obama's foreign policy adviser, Susan Rice.

"And, believe it or not, in a nutshell, that’s why Barack Obama is running for president," says, Rice.

The College Republicans, however, are off in the nation's Capitol this weekend for a Conservative Committee, along with several local leaders in the Republican campaigns.

"You learn about, not only what Conservatives believe, but why they believe it. So it gives us a lot more ammunition when we come back to college campuses," says Kevin Bolling, the President of the JMU College Republicans.

Local campaigning for Mitt Romney obviously now at a halt as Virginians decide where to go with their primary votes.

"And I think Romney getting out is probably going to benefit Huckabee slightly, more so than McCain," says Michael Meredith, Chairman of the Harrisonburg Republican Committee.


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