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The clock is ticking for candidates to rally support at the polls....
Whether it is knocking on doors.... Making sure yard signs stand tall
....or stopping people in the street to drum up support.....
Political candidates like republican Ben Claybaker are doing it all...
Claybaker says, “Life just happens and so we are just telling them how important this is and reminding them hey Tuesday is the last time to get out and vote.”
Over in north Nashville the approach was different as democratic chairman Chip Forrester and others gathered a "Get out and vote rally"
Forrester says, “Sending everybody out of here with that enthusiasm to do the hard work- everybody is pretty tired right now we've all been working hard so we have to reach in and pull that extra energy and enthusiasm out so that we can work all the way through until the polls close at 7 pm on Tuesday night.”
Voters who attended the rally say these types of events help them get to know the goals of candidates and their parties
Lolita Slay says, “This is the people and we are the decision makers and we put them in place - we ask them to be our voice and to be a part of that process and to enjoy this kind of camaraderie and fellowship is good.”
Chairman Forrester hopes the rallies will inspire people to take part in grassroots efforts
Forrester says, “This is the way that we get volunteers that will be going door to door on Tuesday enthused to understand how important it is to get them motivated and activated.”
And with several close races in the upcoming election- every last effort counts before November 6th.
Polls will open on Tuesday at 7am and will close at 7pm that evening.
Monday, November 5 2012, 07:16 AM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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