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DECISION 2012: Danny DeVito, TV stars make case for Obama reelection in Eau Claire visit

By: Aaron Dimick Email
By: Aaron Dimick Email

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – We’re now in the final days of Decision 2012.

This weekend was the last big push for campaigns to energize volunteers and reach voters before the polls open this Tuesday Nov. 6.

The Chippewa Valley has been a hotbed of campaign visits over the past week.

And Sunday was no exception, with TV stars stumping for President Barack Obama in Eau Claire.

Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and Adam Pally from “Happy Endings” spoke at democratic campaign event.

“We have to have freedom, we have to have human rights. And that's what we would get with Barack Obama,” DeVito said.

The actors came to pump up volunteers for the final stretch of knocking on doors and making phone calls.

“Tuesday, we are going to kick some butt,” DeVito said.

Recognizing how important Wisconsin is in this election, Pally said the actors are excited to do what they can to help Obama’s re-election bid.

“I think we're moving in the right direction especially as far as civil rights goes, and marriage equality and a woman's right to choose. I feel like to take a step back from that now, why? Why do that to people?” Pally said.

Meanwhile at the Eau Claire County Republican Party Headquarters there was a chorus of phone rings as volunteers also made their last minute contacts.

There were lots of young republican faces working the phones at the Altoona office Sunday afternoon.

Considering the state of the economy, volunteers said they're seeing more college students showing up to help out.

“A lot of young people are starting realize that if we don't change how our economy is and everything then they're not going to have a job after school. Mitt Romney has a great five point plan to fix our economy and him and Paul Ryan can do it,” said Amy Jewell, a local republican volunteer.

Whether you want Wisconsin to go blue or red, there was a universal message from both parties of having your voice heard on Election Day.

“Just vote, just get out and vote. It’s the most important thing is just vote,” Pally said.

“If you're not getting your voice heard then you're not going to make a difference,” said Beth Sorensen, a local republican volunteer.


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