President Obama rallies supporters in Hyde Park

Obama comes to Chicago for a last minute push for Alexi Giannoulias

October 31, 2010

Police monitor crowds during Hyde Park rally (AP/Arbogast)

President Barack Obama is telling supporters to go to the polls themselves and get others there as well. He's firing up thousands of people gathered in Chicago on Saturday night just a few blocks from his home in the city for a get-out-the-vote rally.

He asked the cheering crowd if they were fired up. He says people have to go to the polls so Democrats can finish what they started in 2008. He said at the rally people need to get others out to the polls too. And he said if everyone who fought for change to elect him comes out to the polls on Tuesday, then Democrats will win.

School teacher Jamie Worsek was heading to President Barack Obama's get-out-the-vote rally, in Chicago, but it wasn't because she's enthusiastic to cast a ballot on Election Day. The 24-year-old Worsek says she's never been "less excited" to vote. But she says she'll do it because it's her patriotic duty.

Chicago was to be Obama's last stop in a day that included appearances in Philadelphia and Bridgeport, Conn. Before his arrival, other Chicago politicians, including Mayor Richard Daley and U.S. Sen. Dick Dubrin, encouraged voters to go to the poll.

Like the Democrats, Republicans are busy as well on this final weekend before Election Day. Kirk and GOP candidate for governor Bill Brady have been making stops around the state.