Illinois GOP Volunteers Pushing the Vote in the Dairy State

By: Brad Broders
By: Brad Broders

Illinois Republicans made their way to Beloit on Saturday, fighting to put Wisconsin in the Republican column and keep George Bush in the White House.

Local volunteers combined their efforts on the phones and hitting the streets door to door. Rock County Republican leaders say there's been a steady stream of support from Illinois Republicans in Wisconsin. Those volunteers included Grant Coleman, who said this campaign season is too big for him to not get involved.

"It's the most important election in my lifetime and I wanted to be the most effective that I could be and I thought I could do that in Wisconsin. This election is so important that I wanted to be effective for the president," Coleman said.

Rock County Republican leaders say they've signed up four times as many volunteers than they did during the 2000 election.

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