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Stothert, Mello still campaigning just hours ahead of election day

Stothert, Mello still campaigning just hours ahead of election day

The countdown is now on.

By Tuesday night, we should know who the next mayor of Omaha will be.

Until then, though, the two candidates are still trying to sway voters.

In fact, both Mayor Jean Stothert and Heath Mello have been working overtime, virtually non-stop since last week.

"We want everyone to get out to vote," said Mayor Stothert.

She and her supporters met at the corner of 72nd and Dodge on Monday. They were holding signs and waving flags.

"You do a lot of voter contact, by direct mail, by knocking on doors, by making phone calls," said Stothert, "and this is just part of it."

For Heath Mello, it was much of the same. He was pounding the pavement and knocking on doors.

"We were out in south Omaha in the morning and early afternoon, and north Omaha this afternoon," said Mello. "We're just seeing tremendous support for everyone that we're able to talk to and connect with."

Both candidates are hoping their last minute campaign pushes will pay off.

The candidates say they're ready to hit the ground running as Omaha's mayor.

"One of the first things I've said that we have to accomplish is we have to have a comprehensive plan to fix the city's crumbling streets," said Mello.

"I'm working on the 2018 budget, I need to meet with all the departments to help development their budget," said Stothert.

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