Voters Who Attended Dubuque Rallies Fired Up for Final Days

By Addison Speck, Reporter

Audience members hold up giant letters spelling "VOTE" at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama's reelection at Washington Park on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Dubuque. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)


By Liz Blood

DUBUQUE, Iowa - President Obama and Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney both made stops in Dubuque on Saturday.

Having both candidates stop in the same place, reminded many Iowans just how important their ballot could be. "It just shows you how important this county is to be honest with you," said Jared Rice, who attended the Romney event.

"It speaks volumes to how close it is here in Iowa and I think the same thing can be said for Wisconsin and ohio," said Andy Miller, who attended the Obama event.

Just three days until election day, Tuesday, and both candidates urged the crowd to make sure they cast their ballot. Many of the voters KCRG talked to either had voted or know who they're going to vote for.

But, people at both events said seeing hundreds of people in the crowd supporting their candidate, was a boost of confidence for what Tuesday could bring.

"It give me hope, gives me hope to see all the people here, the supporters," said Patty Anderson, who attended the Romney event. "It's really surprising to see all these people here that are in the same political spectrum as I am, it definitely gets you pumped up a bit," said Michael Kerth, who attended the Obama event.

Many voters couldn't help but admit their also pumped up for the peace November 7th will bring. "I just feel like this year the commercials and everything have just been a little hateful and intense so I'm just glad its going to be over so we can get back to a normal life again," said Allison Zalesny, who attended the Obama event. "I think everybody really is but there's only three more days left and it's a very important time," added Rice.

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