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Congressional candidates busy working for votes on final campaign day

DNC chair helps call likely voters for Garcia; Curbelo knocks on doors


MIAMI – The candidates running for Congress in Florida's District 26 spent the final day of their campaigns trying to get the vote out.

Rep. Joe Garcia joined dozens of volunteers at a phone bank event. The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, was also on hand to call likely Democratic voters.

"These congressional races in districts that are really tight make you work really hard to make sure people know what you're doing," said Garcia.

Most polls show a tight race heading into Election Day.

"There are a few who say, 'I'm still reading and watching TV to decide which way to go,'" said Ron Gilbert.

Carlos Curbelo practiced retail politics. He went door-to-door in a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, targeting likely Republican voters.

"I think people are sick and tired of the history of both parties causing trouble in this district. It's given us a bad name," said Curbelo.

Garcia will have a watch party at 10325 Hammocks Blvd., and Curbelo will watch results come at 10855 SW 72nd St. in Miami.