Wednesday, November 3, 2010
By this point the election process is over. After campaigning for months and volunteers countless hours, today is an off day for most involved. The votes have been casted and people are happy or upset by the outcome. But less than 24 hours ago, several people were making their last ditch efforts to sway voters into voting for the candidate they wanted.
“We like to hit the last day when people are coming in,” Jim McGinley said.
McGinley, a volunteer and committee member of 40 years, was out in the coldest temperatures of the season handing out miniature flyers supporting their candidate.
“I'm out here because the media says one thing about a candidate and people say 'well the hell with that guy then.' So I want to do everything I can to help,” McGinley said.
All ages were out to help in the effort. McGinley, age 71, may have some competition for longevity by 22 year old Bryant McKinley.
“I've been out here since seven a.m.” McKinley said. “I'm just here to help support the Republican party.”
And for the first time in seven years, McKinley's efforts seem to have helped as Republican Tom Corbett is currently ahead in the race with 99 percent of the votes reported. The Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race is still very close with Republican Pat Toomey ahead by a slight margin. Votes are still being counted.
By Nicole Dalrymple and Shaun Gallagher
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