Candidates Swarm Alabama Before Super Tuesday

It was a busy weekend for Alabama.

Governor Mike Huckabee made a stop at Montgomery's Faulkner University, former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in Birmingham and Huntsville.

Senator John McCain was in Birmingham, and Senator Barack Obama sent representatives around Alabama over the weekend.

Political experts say it's a calculated strategy.

"Alabama is going to play a significant role here, because of the closeness of this race," explained D'Linell Finley of Auburn Montgomery's Political Science Department.

It will take all Alabamians--old and young--to help move Super Tuesday along.

It's a concern voiced time and time again by candidates on the campaign trail.

"A lot of people in the 18-25 year age bracket just don't vote," explained Governor Mike Huckabee during his visit to Montgomery.

Getting younger generations to the polls proves a key factor for the race to the White House.

"The fact that you're generating interest among first time voters [. . .] is significant for both Democrats and Republicans," Finley said.

No matter what your age, each vote decides which candidate gets the state's delegates.  It's an important rule that means the difference between a victory and a concession.

"Alabamians know that when they go to the polls on the 5th--that they're a part of helping to decide who the nominees are on both sides of the aisle," explained Rep. Mike Hubbard, chairman of Alabama's Republican Party.

Reporter: Cody Holyoke