THEY were once bitter constituency rivals, but Michael McDowell and Lucinda Creighton came together for a final push to save the Seanad.
The pair were in McSorley's pub in Ranelagh, Dublin, along with other campaigners from the Democracy Matters anti-abolition group.
Ms Creighton, on her first time running in a general election, took the former Tanaiste's seat in Dublin South-East back in 2007.
"Yes, the last time I was canvassing she was taking my seat!" laughed Mr McDowell.
But things have changed, and circumstances have now put them on the same side in the Seanad debate.
Both she and Mr McDowell agree a surprise result is on the cards, and are predicting a No vote today.
"Well, I think this is a power grab," Mr McDowell said. "More and more people are beginning to understand what's involved in this referendum and the more they think about it, the more confident I am there will be a big No vote."
Ms Creighton said in "the last 10 days or so I think we really have gotten to the nub of the issue which is parliamentary accountability, the fact that decision-making is centralised in so few people.