NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Both Nashville mayoral candidates David Fox and Megan Barry seemed ready for Thursday’s Election Day with their campaigns running in high gear.
“There is no break. This is a final push to the end,” Barry said while greeting voters at a north Nashville church.
“We are very aggressive,” said Fox about an hour later at a Green Hills shopping area. “It’s all about a get out the vote effort.”
The two continue to acknowledge a tight race with a distinct choice, along with a message that has remained constant since both won a spot in a run-off in August.
“I have been very clear that I am fiscally conservative,” Fox said as he spoke to reporters. “I think we need to be careful how we spend our money while at the same time fostering the growth that we have enjoyed so much.”
Barry had a different take.
“What this is about is public education. It’s about [housing] affordability. It’s about neighborhoods. That we are safe and we have mass transit. Those are the issues,” she said.
The two candidates remained positive about Thursday’s results.
“Clearly our analysis looks at who turned out to vote, not just where they voted. We are feeling very positive, but it is going to be close and every vote is going to count,” said Barry.
“The early voting patterns have been very favorable, and in areas where we did well, we have had enormous increases in turnout and in areas where we were not strong the first time, we are picking up strength,” countered Fox
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.