Campaigning in Clinton, Wash. challenging for Republicans

The presidential campaign has dragged on, drifting between politics, name calling, and vicious political attacks. How has that affected voters?

CLINTON, Wash. -- It is named after a similarly named town in Michigan. The connection between Clinton, Wash. and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is merely coincidence. 

However, the community does tend to lean more her way politically, making campaigning a challenge for Island County Republicans.

"Sign waving is interesting," said Sandi Peterson with the Island County Republicans. "They wave back."

"Sometimes they use their whole hand," added her Republican party colleague Terresa Hobbs.

The pair spoke from the Clinton ferry terminal about the election, expectations for Election Night and the hope for unity once the long campaign is over.

"I personally think we're going to see a lot of people voting for Trump," said Peterson, "I think there'll be relief when it's over."

Island County tends to be split politically between its north and south.

Inside Clinton's bar and restaurant Cozy, there was a mix of frustration and indifference with the election.

"It could be really scary either way," said Morgan Smith, a Sanders supporter and reluctant Clinton voter. "Most of the nation has strong feelings about both candidates."

"It's a sign of the apocalypse," added Jon Bigelow, who voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson. "I don't believe Trump knows what he's doing, and I don't trust Clinton."

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