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Missouri Republicans staying focused during final hours

Date: November 6, 2006
By: Robbie Fisher
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The day before the Missouri midterm elections, the Missouri Republican Party made sure to stay focused. Robbie Fisher has more from Jefferson City.

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The Missouri Republican Party office was strangely empty the day before the most important political event of the year.

Spokesman Paul Sloca says the quiet was actually indicative of how hard the Republican Party members were working.  Missouri Republicans were trying to finish up getting the word out to vote with over five thousand members across the state and almost two hundred in Jefferson City alone.

According to Sloca, they almost doubled their 2004 outreach numbers and the Democrats could only play catch-up. 

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Description: "It really makes a difference when you can look someone in the eye and tell them to come out and vote, or ask them to come out and vote, and tell them about Jim Talent, or tell them about any candidate. So it's going on at every level from the U.S. Senate race right down to the legislative races, to very local races."

Missouri Democrats said their voter-outreach efforts will have a big effect because of the recent Republican scandals in Washington.

From the Capitol, I'm Robbie Fisher.


Intro: With time running out before the midterm elections, Republican efforts were focused less on issues and more on just getting people to go out to vote. Robbie Fisher has more from the state Capitol.

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Missouri Republicans spent millions of dollars trying to get their messages out over the past months, but with only a day left until the election, they were more concerned with just getting people out to vote.

Republican Party Spokesperson Paul Sloca said the Republican Party almost doubled their 2004 outreach numbers by increasing the number of volunteers to almost five thousand.

Despite months of work, Sloca said the voter outreach will not stop until the polls close.

 

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Description: "A lot of people complain about the way things are or they want certain things improved, but the only way to have a voice is to vote, so we would encourage everyone to get out to vote."

Sloca is confident that the more votes there are, the more success Republicans will have.

Missouri Democrats had a similar final push to get the vote out, saying there are always more people volunteering to help in the final days.

From Jefferson City, I'm Robbie Fisher.