For some voters this election is personal

    From the slumping economy to the Tea Party to lingering hopes for change, voters are preparing for tomorrow’s election.
    The the decision for many voters has come out of recent personal and national events..

    (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    From the slumping economy to the Tea Party to lingering hopes for change, voters are preparing for tomorrow’s election.

    The the decision for many voters has come out of recent personal and national events..

    Mike Erb’s apparel says it all.  Standing in the crowd at a Republican rally in Reading, he’s wearing a Corbett for Governor hat, a red white and blue Corbett sticker, and a shirt with the logo of the local Tea Party group.

    “I think they’re out of control with their spending…I noticed that my dollar, and we live on my pension and social security – that it doesn’t go as far.  And if I have to cut back and as they say tighten the belt, why aren’t our leaders doin that?”

    Republican Dawn Medaglia says she’s more energized this election than she has been in the past.

    “I was kinda gettin complacent and kinda you know, after President Obama was elected, I just: ‘Well we’re down the tubes, we’re just you know so disheartened.’  And now we’ve got revived again and we’re hopin!”

    Waiting in line at a blue rally in Norristown, Mike Zolochik says he’s voting for the Democrats.

    “I been laid off from work and I have a lotta time on my hands and I thought I’d do something worthwhile for the party. The thing that I’m lookin at, are more jobs in this state.”

    Realtor Kim Henderson came to the Democratic event even though she’s a registered Republican.

    “We’re working people and we wanna see things come through for the working man, and we want people to be able to buy houses…I’m those people that they’re talking about: the swing voter.”

    Henderson said there’s one thing she knows for sure: she will vote.

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