Making the most of a beautiful Sunday two days ahead of the election, the candidates for the 3rd Plymouth District house seat were out hitting the pavement making their final push to win over voters.
Democratic State Rep. Joan Meschino was out canvassing in Hingham and attended a spelling bee in Cohasset.
“We’re going to work until the very end,” Meschino said.
Her opponent, Republican Kristen Arute was doing standouts throughout the district and made her own trip to Cohasset to visit artists at open studios.
“The response has been tremendously positive,” Arute said.
The women joined politicians up and down the ballot crisscrossing the state making their final pitch to voters. Massachusetts hasn’t received the national attention other states have garnered in the midterms, but candidates on the South Shore and statewide looked to capitalize on the waning hours of the election.
The three candidates looking to replace state Rep. Jim Cantwell in the 4th Plymouth District were out and about in Scituate and Marshfield. Independent candidate Nathaniel Powell was knocking on doors. Democratic candidate Patrick Kearney was also meeting potential constituents door-to-door and holding signs in Scituate. Republican Ed O’Connell teamed up with Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz shaking hands in Marshfield in the morning before a sign standout in Scituate.
Cruz, a Republican, is facing a challenge from one his former prosecutors, Democrat John E. Bradley Jr.
While President Donald Trump has stayed away from Massachusetts for the midterms, former President Barack Obama offered his endorsement to one South Shore Democrat, Dr. Katie McBrine. She is facing incumbent Republican state Sen. Patrick O’Connor and independent Stephen Gill in the Plymouth and Norfolk District state Senate race.
For statewide elections, voters heading to the polls will have choices from both parties for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and U.S. senator.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito were in Woburn and Boston’s Hyde Park. Their opponents, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez and lieutenant governor candidate Quentin Palfrey, decided to split up. Gonzalez hit western Massachusetts in the morning, with stops in Pittsfield and Springfield before heading North of Boston, including to Lowell, in the evening. Palfrey was dispatched to the North Shore before swinging down to Uxbridge and Milford.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren also began the day out west in Springfield before working her way back east to Worcester. Her Republican opponent, Whitman state Rep. Geoff Diehl, made stops in Taunton and a tailgate in Foxboro ahead of the New England Patriots game. Independent Shiva Ayyadurai was in Cambridge, Waltham, Plymouth and Boston.
Candidates weren’t the only ones encouraging people to get to the polls. Cathy Caloia, the chair of the Hull Republican Town Committee stood on George Washington Street with a handful of people promoting GOP candidates in her town.
“The response has been great, it’s a beautiful day to try and get out the vote,” said Caloia.