TUCSON — As part of a busy Sunday of get-out-the-vote rallies Pima County Democrats welcomed the headliner, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
“Help us walk those doors and make sure people turn in their ballots because we know we can win this election, we know how high the stakes are,” Sinema said. “We know particularly in Southern Arizona how close elections can be.”
The latest New York Times/Siena poll shows Sinema trailing her Republican opponent Rep. Martha McSally by two points the race, within the margin of error.
The focus now turns to the ground game and turnout with 16 days left in the campaign.
“If you happen to meet someone who hasn’t turned in their ballot, just stand their until they do it,” Sinema said. “It’s fine. it’s called persistence. It works great.
When you see the finish line, you speed up. even if it’s hard, even if it hurts, you speed up. I’m asking you to speed up, let’s go get that finish line and win this election on Nov. 6”.
Across town at Hotel Congress, the rain may have forced everyone inside but it didn’t dampen enthusiasm.
Gabby Giffords and husband, Mark Kelly made a closing argument for the midterms.
“Do you have the courage to fight? Your voice matters. Join your voice with mine. Vote, vote, vote,” Giffords said.
Arizonans planning to vote can still request an early ballot until Friday, Oct. 26, .
They must be mailed by Oct. 31. After that, voters can take their ballot to a polling location in person.