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Despite unfavorable weather, southerners come out to vote

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 by Joan Aguon Charfauros

Guam - Down south, island residents made their way to the polls bright and early to cast their vote as to who will be their voice of change and betterment of the island.

Candidates started making their rounds bright and early in the southern villages like at Oceanview Middle School in Agat - shaking hands, listening to concern, and of course thanking people for their continued support during this primary election. With the torrential rain finally letting up and with the sun eventually making its presence known, voters started to trickle in to Inarajan Middle School and Merizo Martyrs Elementary School.

One half of the Democratic gubernatorial team, Carl Gutierrez was all smiles addressing his fellow supporters at one of the residences in Merizo. "They are very encouraging," said the former governor. "Word of mouth [is so important] to me because somehow feel intimidated that they get targeted if they show their true colors....it's but the grassroots support at the pocket meetings has been tremendous. You can feel the spirit, most especially the Democratic Party has unified, and that's the spirit that they are feeling. That's what we're backing on."

Nearby in Inarajan, incumbent governor Eddie Calvo talked of the mood as he made his way from village to village, which started with him voting in Mongmong first thing this morning. "Iant to thank our grassroots organizations," he expressed. "Everyone of the villages that we have gone to so far is supportive. It shows what our grassroots campaign is all about because every one of our tents as you can see is loaded with committed people both young and old focusing on continuing on going in the right direction, so we feel good about things."

Calvo added. "I want to work for you four more years, but the first thing you have to do is go out and vote."

With both Gutierrez and Calvo praising the strength of a good grassroots campaign, it should definitely make for a great race heading into the general election. 
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