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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Less than 50 days away from the November election, the two candidates for Toledo mayor are gearing up for a showdown.
Incumbent Mayor Mike Bell and challenger D. Michael Collins were at the Architect's Dinner Monday to talk about what they can offer the city.
"Here, again, we are the ‘David' in this race," Collins said. "I'm not misrepresenting my role, the mayor has a goliath affect."
Collins say she may not have the same amount of money to spend on his campaign as Mayor Bell, but he believes his hard work will pay off in the end.
Bell says Toledo has come a long way since he took office, and it's important to keep that momentum going.
"What we were able to do without raising taxes, the things that we're still doing that's actually creating economic development, getting people to believe in the city again – but it didn't cost the taxpayer a whole lot of money to get there," Bell said.
Collins says he'll bring the type of change to Toledo that people are looking for.
"They want a city where there's vibrant, where there's activity, where there's things for them to do," he said.
Bell says getting his message across at forums like the dinner Monday is what helps voters make their decision.
"In campaigns, a lot of stuff gets made up and it's not necessarily on point, but it is what it is," Bell said. "So what you have to do is a lot of times put energy into just making sure people are getting the true message."