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Published November 01, 2010, 09:31 PM

Candidates Make Final Push Before Election

One of those embattled House races is right here in North Dakota, between Representative Earl Pomeroy and his challenger Rick Berg. Both of the candidates had a busy day Monday, encouraging their supporters to get to the polls.

Tuesday could mean some big changes across the nation, because after the election, Republicans could possibly gain power of the U.S. House.

One of those embattled House races is right here in North Dakota, between Representative Earl Pomeroy and his challenger Rick Berg.

Both of the candidates had a busy day Monday, encouraging their supporters to get to the polls.

Billie Diver has spent more than a dozen hours over the last couple days dialing people in to vote for the Democratic ticket.

"I obviously just feel very strongly about elections and the government in general," Diver said.

Monday, volunteers got a little motivation from the candidates themselves, including Representative Earl Pomeroy, who's in a close race to get re-elected.

"It's really the final end of the campaign that we push through until election day starts and the voters take over," Pomeroy said.

Pomeroy's last political push involves stopping in the state's four largest cities, along with other democratic candidates, and Senator Kent Conrad.

"Congressman Pomeroy has demonstrated time after time that he can get those results, helping to save the Air Force Base, getting money for colleges and universities," Sen. Kent Conrad said Monday.

As Pomeroy continues his statewide trip, he's counting on people like Billie to keep talking in Grand Forks.

"It's so incredibly important that people get out to vote, so that's why I'm here, just making calls, door knocking, doing anything I can to make sure people are exercising that right," Billie Diver said.

Along with Pomeroy, several other democratic candidates made the stop in Grand Forks.

Some like Tracy Potter, who's running for the U.S. Senate seat in North Dakota, even made phone calls.

Potter says he's probably not going to sway any voters these last couple days, but his main goal is to encourage his supporters to vote.

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