St. Petersburg, Florida -- Tuesday's St. Petersburg mayoral election is three days away and the candidates are counting down.
Rick Kriseman made grassroots efforts in Saturday morning's rain to encourage people to go to the polls on Tuesday.
"Hi Mrs. Simpson, I'm Rick Kriseman," he said to one neighbor. "I am running for mayor and I'd like to know if I can have your support?"
He talked with neighbors who shared some of their deep concerns.
"I knocked on this one gentleman's house who said he has an issue with jobs," said Kriseman. "He said I am a convicted felon and I am getting my GED but I cannot find a job. He said he wants to be an electrician. I tried pointing him in the right direction. I want to be voted into a position where I can make a difference in the economy and help find jobs for these neighbors."
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Incumbent, Mayor Bill Foster had to put his campaigning on hold Saturday afternoon.
"I cannot stop being the mayor," said Mayor Foster.
He was an honored guest at the St. Petersburg International Folk Festival where watched 29 people be sworn in as American citizens.
"This is one of those events I have attended every year since I was in middle school and it has changed so much but the words you hear these people speak, the oath they take, it moves me every time," said Mayor Foster.
He talked about the biggest issue he hears about concerned citizens.
"Jobs. Just yesterday I was at ribbon cutting that we introduced hundreds of jobs," said Kriseman. "People want to see the economy grow and more jobs."
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