November 2, 2004: Headlines: COS - Jamaica: Election2004 - Kerry: Go Erie: Jessica Bauer, 26, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, took a leave from her Peace Corps job in Jamaica to volunteer for the Kerry campaign

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Jessica Bauer, 26, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, took a leave from her Peace Corps job in Jamaica to volunteer for the Kerry campaign

Jessica Bauer, 26, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, took a leave from her Peace Corps job in Jamaica to volunteer for the Kerry campaign

Jessica Bauer, 26, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, took a leave from her Peace Corps job in Jamaica to volunteer for the Kerry campaign

Campaigns make 11th-hour push

By John Guerriero
john.guerriero@timesnews.com

Waterford Township's Donna McCartney dressed up as TV dolphin Flipper when presidential candidate John Kerry campaigned in Edinboro.

Since that campaign stop, McCartney, 63, has taken on more traditional roles as a volunteer for President George W. Bush phone-bank caller, door-to-door campaigner and the host of two presidential house parties at her home.

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Jessica Bauer, 26, a Buffalo, N.Y., native, took a leave from her Peace Corps job in Jamaica to volunteer for the Kerry campaign in Erie. And she brought about 10 volunteers with her for grass-roots campaigning in this part of the all-important swing state.

McCartney and Bauer were among hundreds of local and regional volunteers from both camps Monday who put on a pre-Election Day push for their candidates. They hope the work pays off today, when the polls open after seven months of head-to-head campaigning between Bush and Kerry.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Bauer said, "I'm saying my prayers and hoping we'll come out on top."

Bauer, who wanted to campaign in a swing state because New York is expected to easily go Kerry's way, sat behind a desk organizing last-minute, door-to-door canvassing that would urge people to vote, seeing if they need a ride to the polls and answering questions.





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