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Monroe city council candidates spend election day campaigning

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Some Monroe city council candidates spent election day getting in some last minute campaigning.

Some candidates and their supporters even turned an intersection in district three into a party.Equipped with her own theme song and entourage, Betty Blakes rides through the streets of district 3 on a float. Her destination around noon, the corner of Roberta and Powell, an intersection that on Tuesday doubled as a political plaza. "We're just asking people to get out and go and vote" said district 3 council candidate Betty Blakes. With three of the five district three candidates each claiming a corner, the candidates made a final push to get elected.

"We're having a good time and we've got a lot of support and we just want people to go out and vote" said district 3 candidate Juanita Woods.

"We're just real enthused about helping out the community and doing good positive things in the community" said district 3 candidate Daryll Berry.

A block away from the commotion, stood candidate Franz Hill. He spent the day going door to door meeting voters. "Well to push the vote we're handing out post cards and telling people the true message, which is you don't have to spend a whole lot of money, others people money to get elected" said Franz Hill.

Also electing to stand on a quieter street corner district 3 candidate Rick Saulsberry. "We've been working on this campaign for six months and today is the day time will tell" said Saulsberry.

District 4 candidate Carday Marshall chose to spend election day relaxing with friends and family rather than campaigning. "I feel good, with my grassroots campaign going door to door" said Marshall.

The candidates not standing on street corners tell KNOE they are spending the day campaigning electronically online and through phone banking. And although many of the candidates have different views on election day they had one message: Go vote.

 

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