TOPEKA (KSNT) – Candidates for office made final campaign stops Tuesday trying to get last minute votes.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback stopped at the Kansas Republican Party Headquarters in Topeka Tuesday afternoon to visit with volunteers and thank them for their work. Earlier in the day he stopped at the Johnson County Republican Party Headquarters in Overland Park.
His challenger Democrat Paul Davis wrapped up his Restore Kansas Tour. He paid a visit to the local Democratic Headquarters in Topeka late Tuesday morning. He shook hands and thanked supporters and volunteers for their help during the campaign. Davis started his election day in Wichita. He and his running mate, Jill Docking will end their day in Lawrence for an election watch party.
Docking made a stop in Manhattan Tuesday afternoon thanking those volunteers and workers for their time and effort as the last few hours of the election comes to a end. The Manhattan Democratic Headquarters stayed busy by making sure they were getting voters out to the polls. Volunteers and workers made calls to remind voters to get out and vote while also having rides to the polls available for those who might need help.
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts was also out trying to get last minute voters. He too was at the Kansas Republican Party Headquarters in Topeka Tuesday afternoon to visit with volunteers and thank them for their work. He personally made calls to voters hoping to sway their decision before they headed out to the polls.
Independent Senate Candidate Greg Orman, who promises to shake up Washington by reducing partisanship, cast his ballot in Olathe Tuesday morning. The entrepreneur has squared off in a bitter, expensive battle with Roberts in a state where the GOP normally has an overwhelming edge. Orman has portrayed Roberts as a Washington operator who’s out-of-touch with Kansas.
Margie Wakefield stopped by the local Democratic offices in Topeka to talk with her supporters and campaign volunteers. Following the visit, she planned on doing some last-minute campaigning in the capital city. Wakefield is a lawyer from Lawrence and is running for the 2nd District Congressional seat currently held by Lynn Jenkins from Holton who was first elected to office in 2008.