Countdown to Super Tuesday
By: Wes Wallace
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - We're exactly one month away from the "Super Tuesday" Presidential Primary. That means on February 5, voters in Illinois and Missouri will get a chance to cast a ballot. It also means in the next month, a host of presidential candidates will stump on a variety of issues.
"I want the economy to speed up," said Mike Blyzes of Cape Girardeau.
Mary Rasmussen offered a different opinion, "I just want a conservative president with high moral values."
Rasmussen admitted that's hard to find these days, but felt confident she'd find someone she likes before the upcoming primary.
Others, however, took a different view. "I think right now it's the lesser of the evils," said Tiffanie Atherton. "At the moment I haven't seen anyone gung ho. There's not one particular person I like. I'm back and forth."
As voters decide how to mark their ballot in the coming weeks, workers at the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office say the election day buzz keeps growing.
"Since December 15th, we've had 181 new registrants and we've had an influx of people and calls to the office about moving and making sure they know where to vote," said Kara Clark, Cape Girardeau County Clerk.
Illinois voters had to registered by Tuesday, January 8. Missourians can register until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9. Kentucky's primary isn't until May, so their deadline is April 21.