WASHINGTON (CNN) – In the final hours before the special election to fill the congressional seat in New York's 20th district, Democratic candidate Scott Murphy is using controversial Republican figures to get voters to come out to the polls on Tuesday.
Murphy's campaign has sent out a last-minute mailer featuring pictures of Rush Limbaugh, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former President George W. Bush.
"Upstate New York can have a congressman who works for them," the front of the mailer said, with arrows pointing to Limbaugh, Palin and Bush. "Or one who works for you."
"Republicans want to stop President Obama. On Tuesday, you can help stop them," the mailer said above a picture of Murphy.
The special election on Tuesday to fill Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's vacant congressional seat pits Murphy against Republican Jim Tedisco. Tedisco once held a comfortable lead in the conservative district, but the latest polls show Murphy closing in on his challenger.