KANSAS CITY, Missouri - After months of campaigning, it all comes down to the final push.
The candidates are spending the final hours of the campaign trying to reach voters and trying to drive up turnout.
Candidate Mike Burke spent his election eve campaigning just outside the building he hopes to move into on May 1.
He's going for the City Hall vote, shaking hands with city employees.
"I want to come down and get some things done down here. Make you proud," is what he told one woman as she left work Monday night.
"City Hall people are very, very concerned about the future of the city. They're the ones closest to the issues, closest to the problems. And they know what leadership is," said Burke.
The other candidate, Sly James, is reaching out to potential voters by working the phones.
"I appreciate that... I'd really appreciate your support," he told one voter he reached Monday night.
James is also keeping his sense of humor.
"Please come vote for me on the 22nd.... and if you're voting for Mike, try the 23rd," joked James when asked what he's telling voters.
The two men had their final face-off earlier, at a debate broadcast live by KCUR radio.
A question about racial tension led to Burke pointing out his support from a group of African-American ministers.
Burke said, "I think they understand, I've worked with them before. I've gotten things done all over this city, but specifically in the area east of Troost."
But James shot back by turning around Burke's common refrain about having 30 years experience helping the city.
James said, "We keep talking about the past 30 years as if something magical happened in that time frame, but the neighborhoods east of Troost didn't change much in that past 30 years. There wasn't any economic development on Prospect in that past 30 years."
Turnout in every part of the city will affect what appears to be a very close race.
The polls are open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday.
City Council races are also on the ballot.
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