October 26th, 2010
09:03 PM ET

Vice President Pool Report

Sent from New York City

Before attending a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the Vice President made a stop to rally phone bankers doing GOTV at the NY Organizing for America HQ on 21st street in Gramercy Park. About 40 volunteers are on cell phones in two central rooms of the office. In one small book-lined room, about ten sit around a conference table making calls with scripts and bags of candy in front of them. In another, 20 or so sit on folding chairs at long folding tables. They appear to be making calls for Scott Murphy. "My name is Phil," one says. "Do you know there's an election seven days away?" Upon learning the person had already voted absentee, he tried to find out if the person had voted for murphy and for Gillibrand but the voter seemed to have hung up. The next call also seemed to quickly end in a hang up.