8 Nov 2012

American Samoa gubernatorial run-off contenders resume campaigning

7:33 pm on 8 November 2012

The contenders in American Samoa's gubernatorial run-off election have resumed their campaigns, after none of the 6 teams competing in Tuesday's initial poll got more than 50 percent of the vote.

Preliminary and unofficial results from the elections give the team of Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lemanu Peleti Mauga 4,377 votes and the team of Faoa Aitofele Sunia and Taufetee John Faumuina 4,320 votes.

Our correspondent in Pago Pago, Monica Miller, says the two camps have already been meeting ahead of the run-off election on November the 20th.

"Trying to entice support from the other four camps that didn't make it. The other thing that will happen is I think because they only have two weeks so what they'll try to do is they'll only spend time on events that will actually solidify support for them."

Monica Miller says key people in the two leading camps have told her they didn't expect a run-off election would be necessary.