Local volunteers make final campaign push

Published On: Nov 04 2012 06:21:50 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 05 2012 07:26:14 AM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- -

While the presidential candidates are busy squeezing in their last minute campaigning, so are volunteers in our area.

Both sides were busy making phone calls and going door to door to encourage people to vote for their candidates.

Some of the volunteers have been dedicating hours of their time to this election and now with just two days left, they aren't letting up.

The La Crosse county Democratic party headquarters was busy Sunday morning as volunteers loaded up with campaign flyers and took to the streets.

One volunteer made the trek over to Holmen to knock on some doors.

She said it's important to head out to vote because it could be a close race.

"I think it's going to be neck and neck especially here in Wisconsin. We're going to need all the help we can get on the ground. That's why I've been working hard for the last two weeks. I mean, I'm optimistic obviously but I do think we've got some work ahead of us," said Democratic volunteer Diana Maas.

Volunteers with the La Crosse County Republican party were also out making their final push before Election Eay.

A group of volunteers made their way over to Onalaska to knock on some doors.

They said at this point in the campaign, encouraging to people to vote is one of the most important messages.

"If you want your person to get elected, the only ay to get them elected is to get people out and voting. Volunteering is a great way to get those people out and ready to vote on the upcoming election day on Tuesday," said Republican volunteer Hannah Bresson.

Volunteers from both parties said they took a break from campaigning during the Packer game, they said that time is simply off limits.