PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Candidates for the two big races in Pennsylvania have a busy day of campaigning on this the final day before the election. All four of the candidates are heavily focused on the Philadelphia area.
Republican candidate for Senate Pat Toomey and Gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett began their final campaign blitz across Pennsylvania with a rally of campaign workers in Northeast Philadelphia.
Toomey predicted victory, even in Philadelphia which is considered a Democratic stronghold among voters:
“I’ve seen the momentum, it’s been just terrific. The enthusiasm of our supporters is really awesome. We’ve got a tremendous network of volunteers all across the commonwealth who have been working for many, many days and weeks now focusing on turnout. I think it’s going to happen for us.”
Both Corbett and Toomey argue that people want jobs and a better economy. They insist they have a team that will go to victory and give Pennsylvania voters what they want.
Democrats desperately need a strong turnout in Philadelphia and the two democratic candidates will spend much of their time in the city. This morning, Senate candidate Joe Sestak met with commuters at 30th Street station and will spend the rest of his day in the city and the suburbs.
Gubernatorial hopeful Dan Onorato began his day with commuters at Market East station and remains positive despite trailing in a number of polls:
“I don’t know. I see four or five polls that have it tied and within the margin of error. I think they’re all guessing turnout so we’re pretty excited because the numbers are on our side. I think we’re going to get the turnout.”
He will also have afternoon rallies at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny Campus and Harrisburg High School.
Later tonight, Onorato and Sestak will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama for a campaign event at The University of Pennsylvania.
Reported by: Jim Melwert and Al Novack, KYW Newsradio