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Election Excitement Builds Momentum

Florence Kong Kee Florence Kong Kee
Maya Soetoro-Ng Maya Soetoro-Ng
Suzanne Ramos Suzanne Ramos

By Mari-Ela David

KAKAAKO (KHNL) -- Most states have cast their vote for a presidential candidate and pretty soon it'll be Hawaii's turn. The Democratic caucus is next Tuesday. In Kakaako, the political momentum leading up to the historic day is building up. Democrats are making an aggressive push with much of the campaigning happening at Ward Center.

Election fever is heating up at the Democratic party's headquarters in Hawaii as voters prepare to choose sides in the hotly contested rivalry between Senator Barack Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton.

"It's just been incredible. The phones have been ringing off the hook. Hundreds of people are contacting us through our website, sending us e-mails and basically they want to know how can we register how can we participate," said Florence Kong Kee, Democratic Party Executive Director.

At the Obama Campaign Volunteer Center, supporters have been aggressively phone banking urging Democrats to vote in the caucus. Obama's sister visited the Center on Wednesday, excited about the feedback.

They're getting stories in return, meaningful stories about what this election means, stories about transformation and people who are Republican wanting to join the Democratic party so they could participate," said Obama's Sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng.

The Democratic party reports 2500 new members have joined in the last two weeks alone.

"For once I feel like we're not waiting until all the polls close and we have something to say," said Suzanne Ramos, a voter from Honolulu.

You must be a member of the Democratic party in order to vote in the caucus. To join, you can pick up a membership form at the party's headquarters at Ward Center.

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