It was a life or death battle yesterday for some candidates. The Democratic Party, the DAB and ADPL all faced the problem of having high-profile members in danger of losing. In an effort to win a second seat for James To Kun-sun, the Democratic Party trio stood in the heavy downpour in open-top vehicles, calling on electors to turn out and cast their votes. Mr To, Lau Chin-shek and Eric Wong Chung-ki spent most of the day on the road, urging people to vote as quickly as possible to avoid heavy rain forecast later in the day. The party has about 300 volunteers compared to the ADPL's 400 or so helpers. ADPL chairman Frederick Fung Kin-kee toured crowded restaurants in Shamshuipo with wife Chan Man-chi before taking to the road. Declaring an emergency, Mr Fung told his supporters of the risks involved in losing the grassroots' voice in the legislature should he be defeated. His wife highlighted the couple's devotion to Hong Kong, slighting the rival DAB candidate Tsang Yok-sing, whose wife had emigrated to Canada. Mr Tsang also spent the day on the road, broadcasting his call for balanced representation in the legislature and highlighting his party's support for stability. Mr To, Mr Fung and Mr Tsang were each eyeing the second and third seats - meaning one was bound to lose. The other candidates, Atlas Alliance's Helen Chung Yee-fong and the Liberal Party's Ringo Chiang Sai-cheong, stood little chance.