Candidates for mayor make last minute push before election day

Candidates for mayor make last minute push before election day

Volunteers for Omaha's mayoral candidates have been knocking on doors, and working the phones all day Sunday.

Mayor Jean Stothert and Heath Mello are both kicking things up a notch ahead of the May 9th election.

After months of campaigning, the mayor's race is coming to a close in less than 48 hours.

"I don't like to think of it in terms of hours," said Mayor Jean Stothert, the incumbent in the race. "I think things are going really well, I know they are going really well, and yesterday I knocked on hundreds of doors myself."

At Stothert's campaign headquarters, it's all hands on deck.

"Election day is Tuesday, so it's pretty important to get people out," said one volunteer who was out knocking on doors.

Over at the Mello camp, the volunteers were enthusiastic.

"I feel great in seeing so much enthusiasm, so much support and momentum from volunteers across the city," said Mello.

His volunteers were also knocking on doors Sunday, and making last minute calls.

"I'm just calling to ask if you're interested in support heath this tuesday, may 9th?" said a volunteer who was calling people on phone.

Both Mello and Stothert say they are happy with their accomplishments during the campaign.

"My wife and kids will be out knock doors tomorrow as a family," said Mello. "We've got friends and family in from out of town who are helping out"

"We feel very good, we've focused on the positive and focused on the issues and what we want to achieve," said Stothert. "I hope that resonates with the voters."

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