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Romney Tops Obama in RiverDogs’ Bobblection Promotion

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CHARLESTON, SC -

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney captured the RiverDogs' Bobblection promotion with 52 percent of the local fans' "vote."  The first 1,000 fans to the game had the opportunity to secure a bobblehead of either Barack Obama or Romney, and the former Massachusetts governor's bobble was gobbled up by fans (500-456).

It also clinched the "election" for Romney as the promotion, which was orchestrated by the RiverDogs' ownership group, The Goldklang Group, encompassed the Group's teams and several others that totaled 10 separate markets across the country.  Fans were able to observe the on-going balloting through www.bobblection.com

"Time will tell if our fans' prediction will hold true again," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.  "But if the last two Bobblections are any indication then we will have a new president come November 6."

Throughout August, fans in 10 different ballparks were polled as upon entering, they were directed to enter one of two gates, marked for each candidate.  In Charleston, Obama supporters entered via the line on the left, while Romney supporters appropriately came in on the right.  At the top of the steps a bobblehead of the fans' chosen candidate was handed to each fan until one candidate's bobbles ran out.  The first of the candidates to run out of all 500 bobbleheads was declared the winner for the Charleston polling place. 

The previous two presidential elections have been correctly predicted both locally in Charleston as well as on the national scale of the Bobblection promotion. 

This year's event featured the largest polling sample to date as the five Goldklang Group teams (Charleston RiverDogs, Ft. Myers Miracle, Hudson Valley Renegades, Pittsfield Suns and St. Paul Saints) were joined by the Asheville Tourists, Hickory Crawdads, and Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League along with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks and the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association.

The previous two presidential elections have been correctly predicted both locally in Charleston as well as on the national scale of the Bobblection promotion.

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