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Rain slows voters at Brennen Elementary

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By Brittani Coleman

It was already noon and the refreshments provided for voters at the polling place at Brennen Elementary School, remained untouched. As it rained outside, sometimes heavily, a few voters trickled in.

Two women and one man in their late 30s said they picked businessman Herman Cain because of comedian Stephen Colbert, who has been spoofing politics by creating his own mock campaign. Colbert asked voters to vote for Cain, who already dropped out of the race in support of Colbert's candidacy.

A man in his late 50s who also would not give his name said he voted for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

"My candidate probably can stand toe-to-toe with our current president and debate him at a level that can get him elected. That's the main thing is to get him out of the White House," the man said.

Many voters said the economy and how the United States is viewed by other countries were of their main concerns.

Ron Paul supporter, Matt Houch said he came to his decision by watching a lot of the debates. He said he liked how Paul responded to questions.

Fitz King, a Romney supporter said he decided on his vote four years ago. He also said Romney affected his decision because he "ran the smartest campaign." King said that the Super PAC ad's did not persuade his vote in any way.

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