Volunteers Cross State Lines to Campaign
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo.- People crossed over state lines into the Grand Valley this weekend, and it wasn’t for the peaches.
Laurel Booth, a 13-year-old Mitt Romney supporter from Oklahoma, said, “My grandma decided to come and I said, what the heck, let’s just go!”
Lavonne Maloney, an Obama supporter from Utah, said, “Utah’s a very red state. We come over here and help as much as we can to get out the vote here.”
“It’s great to be able to contribute my time to help deliver Colorado for Gov. Romney,” said Leslie Jones, a supporter from Utah.
Republicans came together for the second monthly Super Saturday.
Phyllis Hunsinger, secretary of the Mesa County Republicans, said, “We’re making a concerted effort to make phone calls, identify supporters and walk neighborhoods.”
Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, met with volunteers Saturday. He said, “It is time for us to chart a new course, because we have a nation to save.”
Local Democrats hit the streets to talk to voters. They were joined largely in part by Utah volunteers.
“You’ve got a larger percentage of Republicans versus Democrats here. When we knock on the doors of the Democrats here, they know it’s a voice out there for them,” said Maloney.
A local Obama supporter, Valery Isham, said, “It just gives us that much manpower, we can cover that much more ground.”
Both parties say they are equally ready to give all they have in the final campaigning months.
Maloney said, “Every single vote that we can get in this area is going to help the overall state and help it stay blue.”
“I believe this is the most important election of my lifetime,” said Hunsinger.
With Colorado being such an important swing state, Mesa County residents can expect even more volunteers coming in from around the country fighting for the candidate they want to lead this nation.