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Local Campaign Volunteers Final Push to Attract Voters

Updated: Nov 3, 2012 06:39 PM CDT
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Election day is just three days away and local campaign volunteers from both sides are working around the clock to give voters that final push. Saturday volunteers kicked their phone calling and door knocking into high gear. Actress Kate Walsh even traveled to Bettendorf to help out.

"This campaign feels even more urgent and critical that we not get people out to vote, but that they vote for Obama," the Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice star said.

"There's nothing that substitutes eye contact, making contact with people knocking on doors."

"Get Out The Vote" workers spent some time with the celebrity before hitting the phones and the pavement. Volunteers say Iowa is a critical state in the election and the clock is ticking.

"This is it, there's no more debates, the TV ads are about to stop, this is the time where we can make the biggest difference," said Omar Ahmad, an Obama campaign volunteer.

Both sides say with the election nearly neck in neck every phone call and every door knock counts.

"Even if there aren't many undecided voters, that undecided voter is crucial, this election will be very, very close and it will be all about voter turnout," said Judy Davidson, Chair Woman for Scott County Republicans.

Davidson says while her team did not have any star power helping them out Saturday, for those that are still undecided or who have not made plans to vote, hearing from one of their own, like the workers making calls, can be all the difference.

"They can relate to the average voter in Scott County."

She says as the candidates enter the final stretch the work load for both campaigns doubles, but it's a very exciting time.