Mayoral candidates make final push before election

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

It's been called a street fight by the candidates, now the candidates hit the streets before Election Day.

Hours before the polls open, hundreds of volunteers for both Mayor Jim Newberry and Vice Mayor Jim Gray are busy making last minute phone calls encouraging people to get out and vote.

Both candidates agree, the volunteers help motivate them at this point in the campaign.

Jim Gray says, "When you've got this level of support around you, it's encouraging and keeps you going."

Newberry says, "We also have some folks working twitter and Facebook and sending e-mails trying to touch base with folks in a lot of different ways."

The ways they reach the voters may be changing as the election draws near but the message stays the same.

For Gray, he says he'll provide a fresh start with a business like approach to government.

Newberry says he'll keep Lexington moving forward saying he'll build on the partnership he's created between the private sector and higher education in the city.

Both candidates say talking to voters is the best way to get their own message across and cut through the so called clutter of the ads put on radio and TV.

Gray and Newberry says they'll continue campaigning until the polls close on Tuesday.

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