I spent some time working the polls for Matt Kelty this morning. I spent time at two different polling places. Turnout was light at both polling locations and I found that many people were happy when they saw me and my yellow Matt Kelty shirt and yellow palm cards.
Turnout seems to be a little less then I expected at the polling locations I was at. I thought that the high profile Republican Mayor's race and City Council "at-large" races would draw more voters then normal. That did not appear to be the case.
The most interesting thing happened at lunch.
I had to attend a business meeting over at the Cork N Cleaver at noon. I decided not to go home and change clothes and to wear my yellow Matt Kelty t-shirt into the Cork N Cleaver (Those of you who know me realize I rarely wear a suit and tie).
While I was discussing business a complete stranger came up to our table and told me that she had voted for "my boss." She told me that both she and her husband had been planning on voting for Peters until they watched a televised debate. She told me that they could see Matt's passion during the debate and that both she and her husband decided to vote for Matt because they are tired of seeing government grow... She thought that Matt would work hard to decrease the size of government.
I have spent some time in my car today and I dropped off paperwork at a couple of clients. I have been checking out the local polling stations as I drive around...
I have seen a person working for the Matt Kelty campaign at many of the locations I checked. In fact at some locations there were TWO people working for Matt Kelty. At one location there was FOUR people working for Matt Kelty at the polling location, one of them was his campaign manager Jenna...
I am pretty sure that the Matt Kelty campaign has the better "ground game" and better "Get out the vote" effort. I only looked at my part of town and I have to admit I have no idea what is going on across town.
Oh yes, a person called me at home from the Matt Kelty campaign and encouraged me to vote as well...
I am feeling pretty good about my original prediction. I think it will be Kelty by 3.