A final push before Oregon special election
Monday, January 30, 2012
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The candidates hoping to replace former Rep. David Wu are making a final push to get supporters to turn in their ballots.
It's too late to mail them, but voters have until 8 p.m. on Tuesday to drop ballots in collection bins. So far, about 36 percent of ballots have been returned in the special election for a seat in the U.S. House.
Democrat Suzanne Bonamici planned to spend Monday meeting voters at coffee shops, grocery stores and Portland State University.
Republican Rob Cornilles spent part of the morning waiving sings in Beaverton to remind people that election day is near.
Wu, a Democrat, resigned last year after allegations he made an unwanted sexual advance. Democrats outnumber Republicans in the northwest Oregon district.