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Mon Nov 16, 2015, 05:38 AM

From Tea Party rallies to A-A church services, gubernatorial candidates spend day getting vote out

David Vitter and John Bel Edwards are making a public push to make sure that their voters show up on election day, with the Nov. 21 runoff date rapidly approaching.

Vitter, a U.S. senator, hopscotched around south Louisiana on Saturday, beginning with a Coffee and Tea Party Patriots Rally in Kenner. Edwards, a state representative from Amite, missed a campaign event in New Orleans because hes under the weather, said his spokeswoman, but his troops rallied there and in Baton Rouge. (He was seen popping throat lozenges at a forum Friday.)

Edwards also is pumping up enthusiasm among African-Americans, who form the base of the Democratic Party. He visited five African-American church services in New Orleans last Sunday morning and got standing ovations after speaking to congregants at each one. He will visit several African-American churches on Sunday in Monroe.

On Saturday, about 125 people came to the sunlit Kenner City Pavilion to hear Vitter and several warmup speakers.

Read more: http://theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/13982985-172/louisiana-candidates-for-governor-spend

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