Campaign Support Planted Firmly Along Grand Avenue

By KBJR News 1

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Brian Aho of Duluth's Riverside Neighborhood has setup shop along Grand Avenue.

He's armed with his chair, a sign and a free hand. The former Drill Sergeant is marching in the steps of his 7b House candidate pick.

"I can't back him with money," Aho said. So I back him with time"

Plenty of time, because he's retired.

"I can sit out here and wave."

Getting a better idea of who is voting for his candidate.

"I've gotten a lot of horn honking, high fives, and a few one finger salutes. That you have to live with."

It's a race Aho says is important to not only him, but the city. This is his way of contributing to what he believes in.

"I hope so, I do, I hope it does"

Hoping each passing honk is a vote..

"It can't be because of my waving."

Aho says he plans on doing the same routine several days a week through election day. The 7B race is pitting Independent candidate Jay Fosle against DFL endorsed Erik Simonson and Republican Travis Silvers.

Kevin Jacobsen
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