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Akaka Vs. Case: The Final Push For Votes

By Joann Shin

(KHNL) - It's down to the wire and the sign waving continues.

In the middle of rush hour is Senator Dan Akaka.

"I'm reaching out to everybody. Every vote that we can get," said Akaka.

Down the street, Congressman Case tries to drum up support for his campaign.

"I've shaken thousands of hands and for me it's just about getting out there and letting voters check me out one last time," said Case.

Earlier Akaka met voters at the senior fair at Blaisdell Center.

Our latest poll showed Akaka holding a 13 point lead.

"I'm thanking them for supporting me in the past and look forward to their support tomorrow," said Akaka.

Case spent the day meeting voters in Central and Leeward Oahu.

He believes he's won over undecided voters in the last few weeks.

"Feeling great. We're on a rocket ship. the momentum is there. people are making up their minds, we can feel it. i just can't wait to get to tomorrow," said Case.

Case says it's time to send new blood to Washington D.C.

Akaka says it's about experience and he wants to continue to represent Hawaii in the Senate as long as he can.

"Try to get them to realize who I am, what I represent. I represent Hawaii and the spirit of the people of Hawaii. This is so important to Hawaii and good for our country," said Akaka.

"We've got to get on with transition in the U.S. Senate already. We are in danger if we don't start the next senator going right now, when Senator Inouye leaves, we'll have a good solid head start," said Case.

And both Akaka and Case will be out again Saturday campaigning to the last minute.

Polls open at 7 am and close at 6 pm.

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