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Miami-Dade hopefuls wind down campaigns

With the end of the grueling campaign for Miami-Dade mayor in sight, Julio Robaina and Carlos Gimenez traversed the county on Saturday, trying to outrun the rain and seeking the last-minute support of voters casting their ballots early.

Gimenez started the day in Aventura and worked his way south to West Kendall, stopping in Hialeah and East Kendall along the way. Robaina began in West Dade, journeyed to Homestead and trekked north to Little Haiti.

For the two candidates, getting this close to Tuesday’s runoff election was a sprint that felt like a marathon, each day an interminable course of breakfasts with campaign workers, phone calls to financial backers and question-and-answer sessions with groups of homeowners.

As early voting wrapped up on Saturday, the rivals reflected on the whirlwind campaign it has been. Full story here.