Candidates Use President To Get Voter Support

Candidates Use President To Get Voter Support

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Mobile, AL - In an election with few stand-out races there's one ad that most everyone's seen.  Jeremy Oden’s spot for the PSC is the one that's blanketed the airwaves.  Oden's attempt at a cutesy spot has one thing in common with other candidates on the air.  He mentions the President of the United State Barack Obama.  Even the woman running for the exact same spot on the public service commission, Kathy Peterson--brings up the President.  It's designed to reach out to the republican base--but not everyone's a fan of the tactic.

“I don't think that really works I think it's the most important thing that the citizens are concerned about and the citizens are concerned about are what are you doing to increase their quality of life and what can you do to make the government better for them and their families,” says school board candidate Robert Battles.  Its' the most common gimmick this cycle--some politicians opt to forgo a salary.  Candidates hope they can get more of their supporters out to cast ballots.  Some are skeptical.

“I don't like it at all, I think they should focus on what they think the people need,” says voter Pat Black. 

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