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Final push for candidates as Election Day nears

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Posted at 11:25 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 09:30:03-05
Election season is almost over. Monday night, Maryland Democrats and Republicans were still campaigning ahead of Tuesday's election.
 
"We've sent our message out there loud and strong enough that people understand how important this election is," said democratic mayoral candidate, Catherine Pugh.
 
"People are tired of Washington they know Washington's broken and you're not going to fix it by sending the same people back there," said GOP senate candidate, Kathy Szeliga. 
 
And voters are listening.
 
"I think that the national election is very important but I think the local election is in a way almost more important because it does affect everyday, " said voter, Cathy Strodel.
 

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Whether you sway left or right, the message was universal on election day eve.
 
"If you don't get out there and vote, you really shouldn't complain about what happens afterwards," said senate candidate Chris Van Hollen.
 
"I simply want them to get out, get out and vote and get out and talk to people," said Republican mayoral candidate Alan Walden.
 
The mayoral race is being watched closely.
 
"The one thing that we do well in the state of Maryland is work across the aisle so I look forward to working with the governor with the legislative body and with everybody--the young people, the old people," Pugh said.
 
"Try to regain control of our schools, lower the property tax create a better working atmosphere between the police department and the people," Walden said.
 
And the winner of Maryland's senate race will replace senior senator Barbara Mikulski. Both candidates, Van Hollen and Szeliga are anxious for the results.
 
"I have a record of working across the aisle with Republicans and Democrats to get things done for the state of Maryland," Van Hollen said.
 
"I want to go to Washington, roll my sleeves up and fix things for this country," Szeliga said.
 
Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
 

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