Volunteers, Paid Workers Do Some Last-minute Campaigning

by Edward D. Hyde

On election day last Tuesday, in the morning I saw people distributing literature or holding signs for Kevin Flynn, Laure Quinlivan, Christopher Smitherman, the library levy, John Cranley, Roxanne Qualls, and Chris Seelbach and against Issue 4, and appearances by candidates P. G. Sittenfeld and Melissa Wegman, all at a single polling place.

By the time I came back with my camera in the afternoon, only the most motivated volunteers and those who were being paid to be there remained:

Shown are Karen Ruffin for Chris Seelbach, paid by the Democratic Party; two workers for the Winburn campaign and one worker for the Democratic Party, who wished to remain unnamed; and leader of the fight against the parking deal Pete Witte (pronounced “witty”), volunteering for John Cranley, all at St. William Catholic Church, precinct 26-A; followed by Kevin P. Flynn, son of and volunteering for candidate Kevin Flynn (Kevin R. Flynn), at St. Monica-St. George Catholic Church, precincts 11-A and B.

(Long version of the video, including the mysterious case of the single shoe, available here.)