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Published October 22, 2010, 09:23 PM

Republican Candidate Rick Berg In Grand Forks

With less than two weeks before the general election, candidates are making their final rounds across the State.

With less than two weeks before the general election, candidates are making their final rounds across the State.

The race between Republican candidate Rick Berg and democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy has been heating up.

The recent Rasmussen report shows Berg with 52- percent of the vote and Pomeroy at 42-percent. Berg was in Grand Forks tonight and says the fight is not over.

With the general election on November 2nd, Republican Candidate Rick Berg is in Grand Forks meeting with supporters,who are trying to get as many people to vote as possible.

"Democracy totally revolves around the people deciding who their leader is going to be and if you don't take part in the political process the government is what's having the power and the power is meant to be in the people." voter and volunteer John Mitzel said.

In one poll Berg is holding a 10-point lead over democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy. Berg says people are looking for change.

"More people are paying attention to it now and they understand the serious issues at the national level and they're engaged." republican candidate Rick Berg said.

Berg says the campaign needs to be about things like the deficit, the debt and healthcare reform.

"I'm a small business guy and people think that in Washington we need more small business people. Also, people like what's going on in North Dakota, they think our country should be more like North Dakota."

Even if Berg pulls ahead of Pomeroy in the polls, he says it's not over yet.

"I was a wrestler when I grew up and you fight and work as hard as you possibly can until the match is over." Berg said.

Work to hopefully get voters of every age out to those polls.

"Young people need to realize their vote is just as important as a 40 or 50 year olds vote. Their vote is absolutely equal and they need to take part in the democratic process so that they are represented just like every other American is." Mitzel said.

Tomorrow we will talk with Democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy about how his campaign is going.

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