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Weekend Campaigning

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In three days, we should know the winner of the democratic party's runoff for mayor of Jackson.

Jonathan Lee and Chokwe Lumumba are pounding the pavement this weekend, going door-to-door asking for your vote.

It's a busy weekend for both men.

They've attended rallies, neighborhood watch meetings, and gone door-to-door to secure those undecided voters at the last minute.

Chokwe Lumumba and Jonathan Lee are doing all they can to convince voters they're ready to be Jackson's next top man.

"We like to talk to people and explain to them what our platform is and what kind of work we'll be doing to take Jackson to the next level." says Lumumba

"This is the last push to get our message out there. To share with voters exactly where we think Jackson can go with great leadership." says Lee

Campaigning on the streets of Jackson is what both candidates are doing to prepare for Tuesday's runoff election.

Jackson Councilman Chokwe Lumumba campaigned in his office and stopped by a rally in an effort to gain as many votes as possible.

"Ours Is not just a platform where we talk about the problems. We actually talk about the solution, so we want to share that with folks, so they can get involved and have a good choice for mayor."

Businessman Jonathan Lee kept a tight schedule Saturday, as he went door to door and attended multiple neighborhood watch meetings.

We caught up with him at his campaign office.

"Going into neighborhoods and knocking on people's doors. It gives me an opportunity to personally ask them exactly what it is their concern is and we can talk from there."

Both men are left giving their final arguments.

"We are at a certain point in history, we want to move forward, not backwards. Definitely don't want to go backwards. Got to go forward, so that's what we're prepared to do." says Lumumba

"I just want everyone to realize, this vote on Tuesday is an important vote. We're near the tipping point and we've got to have some real systemic change in Jackson." says Lee

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