Candidates Won't Stop on Primary Eve
Polls open at 8a.m. Tuesday morning.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE- Polls open in a matter of hours for the primaries. All day Monday the candidates for mayor are making their last pitches to voters.
Businessman Dave Nabity spent the day talking with voters and business owners in South Omaha.
"Today we're out talking to business people and we're out in the neighborhoods. Tonight we have a town hall meeting we're going to do on the telephone," he said.
Former Councilman Dan Welch spent the day working all the angles.
"Did a lot of door knocking a lot of phone calling, a lot of mailers, everything you need to do to get your message out-we're hoping. We'd hope for more voters tomorrow than they're predicting."
With a primary, turnout is expected to be low. Douglas county's election Commissioner says about 18 percent of voters, or some 50 thousand, are expected to cast ballots.
Councilwoman Jean Stothert was waving signs with her volunteers during the morning and evening rush hours.
"I want to come in first or second. That's my plan, that's where I think we will be. And we've worked hard. With a 5 person race you don't know where you will be until the results are in," she said.
Some are looking to the race as a second place finish to incumbent Mayor Jim Suttle.
The only independent challenger, state senator Brad Ashford sees it differently.
"No-We never play for second place," Ashford said.
As for Suttle, he said the most important thing tomorrow, is that voters get to the polls.
"It's your constitutional right to vote, so you need to do that. Get out and vote for the candidate of your choice," he said.