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Democrats and Republicans campaign up to the last minute.

November 6, 2000
By: Rodger Oakes
State Capital Bureau

As the last bits of sand fall through the hourglass, political candidates of every level burn the midnight oil in attempts to get their message across. The strategy of state Democrats literally has gone up in flames. Communications Director, Sandy Abinsky:

Actuality:sandy
RunTime: 17s
OutCue: "...vote out tomorrow."
Contents: Abinsky says there are bonfires tonight symbolizing the words Robin Carnahan spoke at her father's memorial and there has been a tremendous amount of grassroots effort to get the vote out.

Early in the day, many Democrats joined Vice President Al Gore in St. Louis for his last rally in Missouri. The last day before the election was a collaboration by entire Democratic Ticket focused on getting the vote out.

Throughout the day, Missouri Republicans also stuck together on the campaign trail. Ann Wagner, chairman of the Republican Party, said all the major Republican candidates were working together on the final day of the campaign.

Actuality:wagner
RunTime: 17.3
OutCue: "...that's what we've got."
Contents: Wagner says one of her goals as chairman of the party was to bring coordination to the campaign, and they haven't had this type of effort since 1988.

George W. Bush finished his campaign with stops in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

The Secretary of State has said the environment is right for a record voter turnout in Missouri. With a number of critical elections too close to call, Missourians will have their say Tuesday.

For Missouri Capitol Caucus, I'm Rodger Oakes.