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Voter concerns push people to polls

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by Brittany Earl

WAUSAU(WAOW)--Economic issues are driving out the voters this year and sending them to the polls.

Jack Bergs and his wife sit down for breakfast at the Eagles Nest in Wausau just before heading to the polls. Bergs says, "We always vote, I don't think we've ever missed voting."

Bergs says after months of advertisements it's time to express his opinion of what's really important. "I think two things I'm concerned about which I think were going to have to deal with basically is the economy and healthcare," said Bergs.

Bergs isn't the only one making voting a top priority. Pamela Hintz says she and her husband are heading out after breakfast. She says every issue is important but her main concern is health care. "We're very concerned that they're going to mess with what we worked our whole life for.

Hope Nyenhuis, a senior political science major at UW-Green Bay says as a student her main concerns are education and jobs. "With the troubled economy, that's everyone's main concern not just the younger generation. Knowing that once I graduate and I put all this time and effort into it, I would hope there would be some kind of job set up for me somewhere out there soon," said Nyenhuis.

Downtown at the Mint, Brian and Crystal Kruncos sit down for a meal just after voting. Kruncos says he concerned about jobs staying in the state but he says what will be interesting to see is how everything really plays out after elections. "What's really going to happen instead of blaming someone else for the problem."

Online Reporter: Brittany Earl

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