HOUGHTON - U.S. Congressional candidate Gary McDowell is making one more tour of the Upper Peninsula this week before the election.
"I want to encourage everybody to vote," said McDowell, of Rudyard, who is running as the Democratic candidate against Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Iron Mountain. "I would really appreciate your vote, but get out and vote. It's our responsibility as citizens."
McDowell will make a public appearance in the Copper Country at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Houghton County Democratic Party office on Quincy Street in Hancock. Earlier Friday, he will be appearing in Iron Mountain. Saturday, he will travel to Marquette.
Recent polls from PPP, Garin Hart Yang and Benenson Strategy Group have shown McDowell with a lead over Benishek.
"I'm feeling good," he said. "We're getting the message out, we're working hard."