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Mayoral candidates making final push for votes

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego's mayoral candidates have just a few days left to win over voters, and Saturday they were all hard at work.

CBS News 8 caught up with them as they made their final push and pitch for anyone still undecided. 

Councilman Kevin Faulconer had all hands on deck at campaign headquarters, trying to call as many registered voters as they could. Hoping to sway any last minute San Diegans still on the fence.

"We're reminding people it's time to get our city back on track. And a mayor that they can trust to do the right things," Faulconer said. "To cut the bureaucracy at City Hall. Restore those dollars back into neighborhood services. They know I'm going to do that."

CBS News 8 met up with former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher as he pounded the pavement in Kensington. He says personally, probably hit over 200 homes. 

"If you want a mayor who's going to stand up for you," Fletcher said. "Stand up to make sure the basic city services are delivered, who's going to look out for the neighborhoods, gonna make sure we have good jobs, and who's going to work with all parties to get things done...then I'm your candidate."

City Councilman David Alvarez made a stop down south at the Black American Political Association of America. He not only asked for people's vote, but just that they vote period. 

"I personally try to answer any of the questions they might have, that might help them decide who they're going to support," Alvarez said. "And just encourage them to go vote, I'm very big on that...I hope they vote for me but we gotta get people out to vote. That's the most important thing."

In Little Italy, former City Attorney Mike Aguirre who made it a point to talk money. Mainly the city's finances and pension reform. 

"There's a voter fraud taking place. My opponents have represented that the financial crisis is behind us," Aguirre said. "We now know through the coverage we've received in publications that the financial crisis is not behind us. That we are facing a bigger problem now than ever."

A reminder, if you live in the city of San Diego and haven't voted yet, you have until Tuesday, Nov. 19 to do so.

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