Stevens Point meets Hollywood. Famous actors Zach Quinto, Ben McKenzie and Justin Bartha signed autographs and talked politics with UW-Stevens Point students Sunday morning.
The stop was part of the Heartland RV Tour for the Obama campaign. The three celebrities traveled to Stevens Point to encourage people to vote on Nov. 6, and with early voting beginning tomorrow, they also emphasized heading to the polls now.
"This election is very much hinging on the future of our country. A lot of the issues, not just about the economy, but social issues, very much appeal toward young people, women especially," said actor Justin Bartha.
UWSP senior Kimberly Lizan Lorenz says she's voting because she wants a say in the policies and decision that govern her life.
"There's a lot of things that I support, gay marriage, women's rights, otherwise, it won't be heard. And if I want something to be done in this country, we have to go through our elected officials," Lizan Lorenz said. "So that's one of the reasons I'm voting for Obama, because he supports things that I support as well."
Meanwhile, the Republican Party of Marathon Co. says it's not holding any volunteer events Sunday because of the shooting in Brookfield. They would also not comment on any future get out the vote events.
Both campaigns agree, though, this election will come down to voter turnout, especially in key battleground states like Wisconsin.
"The race is very close here," Bartha said. "And the Midwest, I'm personally from Michigan, and I identify with the values of the Midwest and I just felt compelled to come here and talk to like-minded people."
Sunday's stop was just one of many across the state, including Madison, Green Bay and Wausau.
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