Scavenging for last-minute votes, Ellis goes down glad-handing | Elections | Macon.com

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Oct

Scavenging for last-minute votes, Ellis goes down glad-handing | Elections | Macon.com

The polls would close in two hours and here he was, mayoral candidate C. Jack Ellis, banging on doors in the projects.

In what may well have been the final hours of his political life, the former two-term mayor wasn’t going down without a flurry of handshakes and vote-for-me pleas.

Ellis, in an untucked red polo, slate suit pants and black Calvin Klein lace-ups, hoofed through Tindall Heights.

At an apartment on Elizabeth Street, south across Little Richard Penniman Boulevard from the Mercer University campus, Ellis rapped on a door in Building 100.

It was 5 p.m. Tuesday, and if Ellis, 67, was to upset Robert Reichert, he figured the five dozen or so flat-roofed, boxy rectangles of public housing might be his salvation.

Knock, knock, knock.

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