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Campaigns Fight Heat To Make Final Push For Votes

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August 2, 2010

Campaigns are fighting record heat, to fight to the end in some heated races.

"We kind of splashed everybody down afterward, and we're in good cheer, and we're out here to do what it takes to get him [Tiahrt] in the U.S. Senate," said Tiahrt supporter Debbie Luper.

From the U.S. Senate race, to the race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, volunteers and candidates are getting out in the scorching weather to make a final push for votes.

"We want the people to know we're here, we're fighting for our country, the sovereignty of our country in the 105 degree heat," said Republican 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Anderson.

Now, candidates are asking people to make sure they hit the polls, despite the record highs.

"I really don't see the heat as an excuse, or Kansans using it as an excuse not to vote. I think the interest of what's going on in our nation's capitol is so serious," said Republican U.S. Senatorial Candidate Jerry Moran.

"It's critical in an election, that people get involved. And I want folks to come out and vote for a better future tomorrow," said Republican U.S. Senatorial Candidate Todd Tiahrt.

Because, after months of campaigning from candidates, it all comes down to the voters.

"I've got butterflies in my stomach because we've worked a long time and now the day is almost here," said Republican 4th District Congressional Candidate Jean Schodorf.

"I just hope that the people vote, that's the democratic process, the more people that vote the better off this country will be," said Republican 4th District Congressional Candidate Wink Hartman.

And getting that voter support, is what has candidates campaigning until the polls close.

"I am just staying with the issues and pressing forward full blast, 100 percent," said Republican 4th District Congressional Candidate Paij Rutschman.

"If you stay the course and keep running a positive message and tell voters who you are and what you're about, they'll give you a fair shake, they'll give you a good listen," said Republican 4th District Congressional Candidate Mike Pompeo.

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