Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Storm Affects Ohio Early Voting, Get-Out-Vote Campaigns
The damaging superstorm has been jeopardizing labor unions’ get-out-the-vote efforts in blue-collar areas of northeastern Ohio but contributing to record early-voting turnout in other parts of the battleground state.
Democratic state Rep. Bob Hagan of Youngstown said Teamsters president James Hoffa advised pressing forward despite the weather. Hagan said unions have out-of-state helpers that are on a demanding timeline heading into Election Day.
Hagan said any storm-related decline in turnout could hurt President Barack Obama’s chance of winning Ohio, where the faceoff with Republican challenger Mitt Romney is neck-and-neck.
In Columbus, a record 4,700 early votes were cast Monday.
Seventy-two-year-old Bettye “Mama” Neal said she was braving wind and snow Tuesday with a foot cast and walker to cast her vote for Obama before the weather worsened.