Mayor’s Race Down to Final Two

By Don Morgan and Bill O’Neil

The race for Mayor of San Antonio will begin to take much clearer shape int he days ahead–now that we’re down to the final two.

“I feel great, I feel good… yes” Mayor Ivy Taylor told KTSA News after claiming the top spot in a crowded field Saturday.

In fact, Taylor welcomes the upcoming runoff against City Councilman Ron Nirenberg.

“I’ve been here before. We’re feeling great… we’re in a strong position” the Mayor said, looking back on past runoffs she’s won as a City Council candidate–and the 2015 final Mayoral battle with Leticia Van de Putte.

“With it being down to two candidates, it gives us a chance to really point out the differences between ourselves and the other guy… and I’m confident the voters will see that” Taylor said.

As for that “other guy,” Nirenberg is feeling pretty good himself after a strong second place showing Saturday.

“This is the moment we planned for. This is a great victory” Nirenberg told KTSA News, convinced his Campaign’s message is catching on with voters around the Alamo City.

“This campaign has been about a message of a bolder vision for San Antonio, strong leadership… the citizens have created a plan for San Antonio” Nirenberg said, adding “They want a great city, and they know we have the human capital… we have the resources… we have the vision here in the citizens of San Antonio.”

Now–Nirenberg and Taylor will shift their focus to the next battle–the June 10th runoff.

“As a challenger entering a race like this, our hoe is to continue to get stronger. Every day that goes on… we’ve been working twice as hard as any campaign since day one.”


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