Election Eve Campaigning for McCain

Monday, November 03, 2008

Local volunteers for John McCain who couldn't make it to Pennyslvania, Ohio, and other battleground states have been hitting the phones.

Many are doing it from home, logging onto the campaign's website to get numbers of registered Republicans to call. Others are doing it in groups.

Retired NYPD Sergeant Scott Nichols joined a phone bank in Lower Manhattan at the headquarters of the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

Nichols says the he's gotten mixed results on the other end of the phone line.

NICHOLS: Some are McCain. Some are for Obama. And some: it's none of our business. Their vote's private.

REPORTER: The Sergeants Benevolent Association represents about 10,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants.

The much larger union for rank and file officers, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, has endorsed candidates in local legislative races but has not taken a position on the presidential campaign.


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