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Final push for San Diego candidates as Election Day approaches

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Vice President Joe Biden speaking Saturday morning at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Kearny Mesa. Saturday, November 1, 2014. ? Vice President Joe Biden speaking Saturday morning at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Kearny Mesa. Saturday, November 1, 2014. ?

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Campaigns for candidates and causes plan rallies and door-to-door walks through San Diego County residential neighborhoods Saturday in last-ditch efforts to pump up turnout before Tuesday's election.

Vice President Joe Biden will participate in the get-out-the-vote effort on behalf of Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, who is locked in a bitter re-election battle with his Republican opponent, former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio.

Biden is scheduled to speak Saturday morning at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Kearny Mesa, and then jet off to appear on behalf of Democratic candidates in Colton in San Bernardino County and Las Vegas.

DeMaio plans to rally his supporters at his campaign headquarters Saturday morning, and hold a lunchtime event with county Republican Party leaders at the Town & Country Resort. He also plans to host a thank you party for volunteers in the evening.

Recent polls show the candidates neck-and-neck in a congressional district that covers parts of central and northern San Diego County.

Carol Kim, an education consultant running for San Diego's only undecided City Council seat, plans to walk areas covered by District 6, which include Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa and part of Clairemont Mesa. She'll be accompanied by a contingent of San Diego Young Democrats.

Her opponent, San Diego County Taxpayers Association Vice President Chris Cate, doesn't plan any public events this weekend, according to his campaign spokesman.

However, the candidate and his supporters plan to spend Saturday afternoon making telephone calls.

With the City Council on the verge of getting its first Asian American member in 50 years, a coalition of Asian community groups also plans to walk the district to increase turnout among Asian voters. Both Cate and Kim are of Asian descent.

The San Diego Organizing Project also plans a series of walks -- in the Mid-City area, as well as neighborhoods in Chula Vista and National City -- to increase voter turnout in those areas.

In Escondido, opponents of Proposition H, which would allow a Los Angeles-area developer to turn a former golf course into a housing development, also plan to take to the streets Saturday.

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