Inside the gym, Districts 4 and 5 are on a pace to shatter records for turnout. At 5:45PM, 80% of the eligible voters had cast a ballot in District 4 (1233/1550) and 74% in District 5 (1054/1426). Neither number includes absentee ballots. Amazing.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Moody School brings out the candidates!
Several candidates chose to spend the critical home from work hours campaigning for votes at Moody School in Westfield. Rosa DeLauro, Paul Doyle, Matt Lesser, and Catherine Johnson were all there between 5:00 and 6:00 PM, each with several of their supporters. The crowd of politicians and campaigners, with all their signs, greeted every voter arriving from the parking lot. All of the candidates exuded cheer and caring, and many voters stopped to speak with them.