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Getting Out The Vote in Danville

Tim Craig

To get a sense of Virginia Democrats' get-out-the-vote operation during the final hours of the 2007 campaign, one should look at the hotly-contested race in Danville between Democrat Adam J. Tomer and Del. Daniel W. Marshall III (R).

Over the weekend, Tomer's campaign and the Virginia Democratic Party dispatched 60 paid canvassers into neighborhoods to try to get out the vote for Tomer, according to Democratic sources. The staffers paid particular attention to African-Americans, who make up about 30 percent of the electorate in the district, the sources said.

Considering that most observers expect about 15,000 registered voters to show up at the polls, Democrats had one staffer on the ground for every 250 voters. Democrats believe they will be positioned to pick up as many as five House seats if they can unseat Marshall.

You can read more about Republican and Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts here.

By Tim Craig  |  November 5, 2007; 6:04 PM ET
Categories:  Election 2007 , Tim Craig  
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