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Candidates make last push at Women's Rally


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- With Election Day inching nearer, some candidates spent Saturday at a Women's Rally on the River explaining how they will measure up if elected for office.

Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Linda Coleman headlined the event, which featured local candidates for office as well.

Candidates attended the rally to encourage people one last time to vote.

Democratic candidate for NC Senate District 9 Deb Butler also attended the get-out-the-vote rally.
She wanted women to know their importance in the election.

"There are about 6,000 more women who have voted in New Hanover County than have men as of today," Butler said. "And that gender gap is something that politicians across the board are always going to want to pay attention to, because these issues for women are very important. And they are going to become more and more important at the ballot box."

Coleman spoke about the importance of women, but also stressed the importance of the middle class.

"What we want to do is to protect and grow our middle class, because we know that a strong middle class will grow a strong North Carolina," Coleman said. "The economy will get stronger, so we need to stand up and make sure that we are protecting the middle class."

Women and men lined the steps of the federal courthouse to listen to the candidates. Coleman and Butler hope that this rally will encourage more people to learn about the candidates and vote.

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