State Dems Try To Mobilize Aloof Voters For Runoff

The two North Carolina Democrats seeking the nomination for U.S. Senate are turning their attention away from each other and toward the task of attracting aloof voters to the polls.

Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham capped their months of campaigning with trips to phone banks Monday. Marshall was making calls from her campaign headquarters in Raleigh and Cunningham was capping a trip across the state with a final set of calls from Wilmington.

The vote on Tuesday will decide who challenges Republican Sen. Richard Burr in November. But voters appear uninterested in the results, with only 38,000 turning out in early balloting.

The Senate race tops the ballot that will also settle three Republican primaries for Congress and a Democratic race for state Senate.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 22, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    RepubliCON, can you substantiate you claim? Checking it out.....well, its seems you cannot find statistics. You been listening to Chris Matthews again?
  • by RepubliCON Location: ENC on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:45 PM
    There are WAAAAAAAY more RepubliCONS incarcerated than Democrats. Check for yourself before your spout off your nonsense!
  • by B Location: nc on Jun 21, 2010 at 08:14 PM
    So we are going to have felons, or future crooks running around trying to con people that do not know any better to vote for them. I thought that it was illegal to take advantage of folks like that.
  • by voter Location: nc on Jun 21, 2010 at 06:50 PM
    "aloof democrats",,,,is that synonymous with stoned democrats? or the ones currently incarcerated ?
  • by Resident Location: Greenville on Jun 21, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    The term "aloof" seems like an odd term to use. I don't think these people would be seen as reserved, maybe just disinterested.
  • by Big Red Location: Greenville on Jun 21, 2010 at 02:57 PM
    If my party was responsible for: Obamacare, the debacle known as the Gulf Oil Spill and the impending "cap and tax", I would be aloof, too!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 at 02:35 PM
    Democrats have ruled the state of North Carolina for over 100 years. If there is anything good...its their fault. if there is anything bad... guess what... its their fault.
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