Jack Davis holds the Tea Party line on the ballot for 26th-NY Special Election For Congress
By Marissa Bailey
2:00 p.m. - Marissa Bailey here. Just got done listening to Jack Davis' interview from this morning when he voted at the Clarence Senior Center in Clarence. He called Corwin and Hochul the "lying ladies" and wanted voters to come out and vote for him today. Said he planned to spend the morning at work then head out door to door to get his voters to the polls. I'm told some of his volunteers had lists of Davis supporters and planned to call and see if they needed rides to polls.
3:58 p.m. - Just got to Davis' Headquarters for election at Brennen's on Transit Road in Williamsville. Davis supporters will be in the side room of Brennen's. There is only a small spot for media in the room.
5:01 p.m. - Live trucks and cameras are starting to show up at DHQ (DHQ = Davis Headquarters). No sign of Davis or his staff yet.
6:09 p.m. - Just got finished with the 6:00 newscast live hit. No sign of Davis or his supporters just yet. Hearing that Davis volunteers were offering rides to supporters who couldn't get to the polls today. Voter turnout called "average" for the district so far today. Sunshine at upper 60's here in Williamsville/Clarence so weather probably won't be considered a factor in election day turnout numbers.
6:17 p.m. -- Curtis Ellis with the Davis campaign just called me. Said that the room at Brennen's will be open to everyone and Jack will be milling throughout the crowd all night long. Ellis said he will head down here to Brennen's shortly. Not sure when Jack will be here. We'll start setting up for the live web show hosted by Aaron Saykin from our studios -- around 8:40 p.m. You can see that at wgrz.com
7:42 p.m. -- Still no sign of a Davis supporter, Davis volunteer or Davis himself. I'm hearing that most of his people are still calling voters to encourage them to get out to the polls as well as going door to door to keep people voting. In the live truck now making some calls and reading notes for our web show coming up at 9:00 p.m. on wgrz.com. More updates soon...
8:06 p.m. -- Curtis Ellis, Jack Davis' spokesperson, just got to DHQ with some other volunteers. Set up has started. Ellis told me that Jack is home for a little bit right now before he'll head to Brennen's. Ellis says Davis' workers started going door to door at 1:00 a.m. hanging door hangers on the doors of Davis supporters, reminding them to vote today.