One day before the primary elections, the candidates were trying to make the most of what little time was left to get their message out to voters. The politicians have been working long hours, and even waving on street corners, to try and sway voters who haven't yet made up their minds.
“Hi, I'm Dan May. Nice to meet you." No more countdowns to election day. No more fundraising, and no more interviews. Now, the focus is on last-minute campaigning. "We're trying to get everybody out we can to vote. The more, the better," says the Republican candidate for District Attorney in the 4th Judicial District.
Working around the clock and running a campaign, everything is sacrificed. "Sleep, Time with my family," says May’s opponent, John Newsome.
Despite their differences, these two candidates agree on one thing. These busy last 24 hours are crucial. "You hit them at a decision point---where they’re making final decisions," says May. "Just keep working, so tomorrow you can just say that I did everything I could," says Newsome.
Honking and waving seems to be the trend to rally up the voters in these final hours. "Good to see you!" Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Bob Schaffer was out on a street corner in Denver on Monday. His opponent, Pete Coors, made a stop in Colorado Springs early in the day. Now, it's just the waiting game.
Democratic senatorial candidates Mike Miles and Ken Salazar, along with their volunteers, are also out waving at intersections in Denver in hopes of rallying voters for Tuesday’s primary.
"It always gets intense toward the end," says May. "At some point, I have to let go. It's up to the voters to make a decision who will be their next D.A," says Newsome.