Election Day Is One Month Away

It’s exactly one month until Election Day. 

On Saturday, October 6th, Republicans and Democrats in Iowa joined together for the last Super Saturday.

At the Scott County Republican Headquarters, dozens of volunteers went door-to-door to talk to voters or made phone calls.

“Many of the callers we’re talking to agree that this is going to be the most important election of our lifetime so we’re hoping to mobilize that effort and get out the vote here in Scott County,” says Judy Davidson, Scott County Republican Chairwoman.

The Scott County Democratic Party was also busy at their headquarters today. Many say it’s a chance to work together and meet new people with similar beliefs.

“I see how everybody has their teams, but yet we all come together for the common goal and that is to get the votes out,” says Carolyn Johnson, Team Leader.

September was a record-setting month for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Officials say they raised $181 million last month. More than 500,000 of the donors were first-time contributors. Mitt Romney’s campaign has not yet released their September fundraising numbers.

The Presidential candidates will face off in their second debate on October 16th in New York. Next week, the Vice Presidential rivals will hold their debate on Thursday, October 11th at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate starts at 8:00pm CT.

Before that, be sure to tune in for the Illinois 17th Congressional District debate between Congressman Bobby Schilling and Democratic challenger Cheri Bustos. The debate will be live starting at 6:30pm on News 8.