Ahead of Mitt Romney’s rally in Roanoke County tomorrow, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth is visited Obama campaign offices in Roanoke, Wytheville and Bristol today to rally staffers engaged in the homestretch grind of get-out-the-vote operations.
“The campaign wanted me to come here and talk to the volunteers about the get out the vote effort and also talk to the media,” said Yarmuth, who represents the Louisville area of Kentucky.
As Obama staffers worked through lists of voters, Yarmuth chatted with them after delivering bagels and coffee.
He said he’s sensing “a lot of excitement about get-out-the-vote efforts.”
“I think at this point that’s really all that matters,” Yarmuth said. “Every dollar that’s spent on TV now is just a waste. This is all about getting votes out. I think the Obama campaign has the most comprehensive sophisticated voter turnout program that’s ever been devised, and you’re seeing part of it here.”
With less than a week left until election day, both of the presidential campaigns, along with those running for Senate and Congress, are making that transition and working to get their voters motivated to either vote early or get to the polls on Nov. 6.
– Mason Adams