EBR mayoral candidates hope last minute campaigning will help them

Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:38pm

There's not much a candidate can do to win a vote in the final hours of election day, but that didn't deter Holden, Walker, and others from trying.

Kip Holden stated, "I'll be going door to door, and we'll be doing a truck parade."

Anything the candidates could think to garner more votes, they did today. More importantly, they wanted to protect all the support they'd earned over the last few months.

"We did this a couple of weeks ago at another intersection, and that was really more of the campaigning to try to attract voters,” stated Mike Walker supporter Marti Luke. “But now, we want to make sure that every single person who supports Mike goes to the polls today."

Both candidates are also looking towards the possibility of a runoff. So any additional visibility they get today could make the difference if there's another vote next month.

Holden said, "Everything that we do today goes back to why you're in this race: you're in this race to win."

And even with the low chance of converting a voter, or reminding someone who forgot Tuesday was Election Day, both sides say an aggressive push in the final hours may be the most important part of the entire campaign.

Luke stated, "We do not want to get up tomorrow morning - regardless of what happens – and we don't want to get up and say, 'You know, I didn't do everything I could.'"

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